[caption id="attachment_55987" align="alignleft" width="200"] Jagonal Co founder and CMO Max Sim[/caption]
After growing steadily for 12 months Australian office space search engine startup JAGONAL is preparing to launch in South-East Asia.
Like many start-ups, JAGONAL was initially funded by friends and family who believed in the concept, successfully raising $2.3 million in seed capital to date.
The company is now seeking funding from private individuals and venture capital funds in a new round of Series A capital to accelerate expansion into Singapore and Asian markets.
JAGONAL was launched in 2015, by former REA Group customer relationship manager Andrew Brown, now the company's COO, who was looking to find a better solution for the leasing of corporate space.
Joined by CMO Max Sim, who worked at SEEK, and CEO Serge Kotlyarov whose experience was in fintech, the trio aimed to disrupt the industry they say, generates $6 billion per annum globally and $100 million in Australia alone.
With over 6,000 listings of offices for sale or lease translating to 65 per cent of Australia’s vacant office space, the company officially launched in February promising to be Australia’s most advanced office space search engine.
JAGONAL says it disrupts traditional barriers to advertising multiple offices and small offices by pricing in square metres per day. It catalogues over 4,100 office buildings and is able to expose features like end of trip facilities, security and views using its search filters.
Over 50 filters are available prospective including the details of a specific precinct, office size, cost, showers, bike parking, child care or transport making it a one-stop-shop to compare and research office space deals.
JAGONAL has also developed its own patent-pending 3D mapping engine which allows overseas investors and tenants to virtually see the physical location of any listed office building, including nearby infrastructure like public transport, and the locations of competitors.
You can also generate a panoramic view from any window in the CBD to simulate the experience of being in the office.