As more people in Austin and around the country have turned to renting, property management has become a booming business.
But entrepreneurs Jon Lonsdale and Jason Mirra noticed that while demand has increased, the tools for rental property management have largely remained the same.
So Lonsdale and Mirra founded Ender, an Austin-based property management platform that they say will help bring rental management into the digital age.
The startup’s platform handles the leasing process from listing and showing prospective tenants to background checks to management.
“Our own personal experiences hiring property managers and working with them led us to look deeper into the rental space. We love fixing things that are broken by using technology and data to provide a better solution.”
Ender, which debuted in June, raised about $7 million in funding in December. Global Founders Capital led the funding round. Other investors included Tuesday Capital, LeFrak, HOF Capital, Cherubic Ventures, Circle Ventures, Capital Factory and Olive Capital, along with angel investors and real estate groups.
Mirra and Lonsdale are serial entrepreneurs, and met as interns in 2009 at Silicon Valley-based data analytics company Palantir, which Lonsdale’s brother Joe helped co-found.
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