HOUSFY SECURES €10M ROUND BACKED BY SEAYA VENTURES, TORCH CAPITAL, DN CAPITAL, CATHAY CAPITAL, ALDEA VENTURES AND CDTI.
Madrid – Barcelona, September 15th, 2021. Housfy, a Real Estate multiservice platform that helps customers selling, buying, renting a house, or getting a mortgage online without commissions or intermediaries, today announced a capital raise of €10 million.
This latest investment round will reinforce Housfy’s expansion in Europe. The fundraising is led by distinguished strategic funds including Seaya Ventures, Torch Capital, DN Capital, and Cathay Capital through the C. Entrepreneurs fund, which have already invested in previous rounds, Aldea Ventures and CDTI. To date, Housfy has now raised a total of €23 million over five investment rounds.
Housfy, founded in 2017 and led by Albert Bosch, has sold more than 5,000 properties and intermediated around 3,000 mortgages since its launch and is on track to be the leading real estate platform in Southern Europe. The company lowers agency commissions significantly and improves the home sales process and user experience for both sellers and buyers through its proprietary technology. In 2019, the company commenced its expansion into Portugal, which will be supplemented with this latest investment to drive growth in the Portuguese market.
The company is building the first comprehensive home services ecosystem in southern Europe and will add additional services progressively. Users can sell, buy, or rent a house, get a mortgage, and hire additional services, such as home refurbishment, moving and storage, insurance brokerage, utility bills management (electricity, gas, water, etc.), among many other services. “Our purpose is to offer an easy digital solution that provides home-related services to all kinds of users to make their life easier and more comfortable”, says Housfy founder and CEO, Albert Bosch.
Housfy partnered with a select group of strategic investors to help facilitate this expansion into new international markets. DN Capital has been one of the most active and recognized investment funds in UK & Europe in recent years, having invested in highly successful companies such as Purplebricks and Shazam. Torch Capital, a New York-based consumer fund with a string of high-profile investments to its name including PropTech behemoth Compass (last valued at US$10 billion), adds a layer of strategic marketing expertise to further hone the company’s consumer offering. The Spanish investor Seaya Ventures counts high-growth companies such as Cabify and Glovo and among its portfolio companies. Whilst Cathay Innovation is a leading global VC fund based in Paris, which invests through the C. Entrepreneurs fund managed in partnership with the insurer BNP Paribas Cardif.
Bosch sees this funding round as the “boost that Housfy needs to tailor a top platform to give to our customers the best experience in the southern Europe Real Estate market”.
Housfy was founded in 2017 by Albert Bosch, Miquel A. Mora, and Carlos Blanco. It is a technology platform that allows individuals to sell properties without commissions and intermediaries. Housfy sold 5,000 properties and intermediated 2,000 mortgages online. Properties are sold in 60 days and clients save an average of € 15,000 per transaction. Housfy was the fastest-growing real estate company in 2018 and is among the largest agencies in Spain.
About Seaya Ventures
Seaya Ventures is a leading European & Latin-American Venture Capital firm based in Madrid, Spain, investing in exceptional entrepreneurs who are building global technology companies. Since raising its first fund in 2013, Seaya manages an aggregated volume of €300M across three early-stage funds. Seaya Ventures accelerates startup growth by working with the founders to enhance their strategic vision, putting at their disposal its global platform, its strong network of founders, investors and corporates, as well as Seaya’s experience in scaling leading companies such as Glovo, Cabify, Wallbox, Clarity, Clicars and Savana. For more information, please visit www.seayaventures.com.
Nuevos informes y series de datos: El Capital riesgo Informal en España 2021 / Informe de Impacto Económico y Social del Capital Privado en las operaciones de Middle Market en España. 2018 (ASCRI) / Informe de Impacto Económico y Social de los préstamos otorgados por Enisa
Otros informes destacados: Madurez del Venture Capital en España. (English version)/ Financiación de startups de Energía en España / El tiempo de las desinversiones en Private Equity en España (English version)
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