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New funding:Knock announced a $20 million round to fuel growth of its apartment property management software. It follows a $12 million round raised in May and pushes total funding to $47 million for the 7-year-old company that employs 104 people.

Knock’s tech:Knock describes its software category as the “intelligent front office,” helping property managers deal with marketing, sales, CRM, retention, performance management, predictive analytics, applicant screening, and reporting all in one platform.

Pandemic impact:与其他房地产投资相比,多年来,据说,与商业物业等其他房地产投资相比,更多的关注demetri themelis.. The pandemic has also accelerated adoption of tech services such as virtual apartment tours and communication with prospects and tenants. As a result, Knock has added more customers and quadrupled revenue over the past two years, with more than 1.5 million apartment units on its platform.

创始人血统:敲门,最初被称为Zipdigs,于2014年通过Themelis和汤姆彼得,两个华盛顿大学毕业生,此前在瑞银富国财富管理一起工作。企业家对租赁过程感到沮丧,特别是与房东沟通的困难。Jay Zeng该公司其他联合创始人,于2018年4月离开。

Investor interest:第五遍墙路领导了这一轮,其中包括来自马太科风险投资集团,铅优势,第二大道合作伙伴和七个峰值企业的参与。Vik Chawla,Fifth Wall的合作伙伴,将加入敲门董事会。

Seattle real estate tech hub:Knock is one of several startups in the Seattle region building tech for the real estate industry. Others include Flyhomes, Remarkably, Pro.com, Porch, JetClosing, MoxiWorks, IMPREV, Faira, Picket Homes, and more — as well as industry giants Zillow Group and Redfin.

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