first_imgA Spanish smartphone app that enables tenants to meet up online and rent properties together via a ‘Tinder’ style matching platform has raised a further £24 million to develop and expand its service in the UK and beyond.Based in Barcelona, the extra cash has come from the same US investors behind challenger bank Monzo and Facebook.Called Badi, the app claims to streamline the process of finding roomies to share homes with by enabling them to complete a ‘matchmaking’ process via the app and apply for properties to rent.During the initial part of the process, tenants reveal information about their lifestyles and ideal property and roommates. They are then matched via a Tinder-style app, after which connected tenants can chat together before house hunting.In the UK Badi says it want to take market share from both more established rivals such as as well letting agents and Rightmove.The new cash brings Badi’s total raised so far to over £35 million.40,000 tenantsLaunched in April last year, the app says it already has 40,000 users in London and currently offers over 100 properties. It has also set up in several other European cities including Rome, Madrid and Milan.Badi has already been going for over three years in Spain and was founded by entrepreneur Carlos Pierre who graduated in 2014, worked for PWC as an auditor and then launched Badi in September 2015.“In every big market there are classic room renter platforms,” he says.  “The thing that we are offering is the user experience.”rental datingapp badi Carlos Pierre dating app Tinder January 11, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » ‘Dating app’ for house sharing tenants wins extra £24 million funding previous nextProptech‘Dating app’ for house sharing tenants wins extra £24 million fundingBarcelona-based Badi has already proved itself in Spain and has now landed in London, where it aims to steal market share from Spareroom, Rightmove and letting agents.Nigel Lewis11th January 201901,250 Viewslast_img read more