Real estate matching firm Zipmatch closes new funding round led by Kickstart | Marketing Interactive
Launched in April 2013, ZipMatch started as a real estate brokerage and listing site, like many other property sites today. However, founders John Dang and Chow Paredes saw a bigger opportunity — empowering both sides of the real estate market: the buyers and sellers, and eventually changing the way they do business.
Paredes says, “ZipMatch’s strength lies within our community of home seekers. It is a community built on trust. Thus, we want to provide them with reliable information and tools that will take them one step closer into owning or renting a home that is just right for them.”
Today, Zipmatch’s journey from being a brokerage firm with a few employees, into a mid-sized technology business operating with a workforce who deeply understands the pain points in buying and selling homes, now includes leading Philippine venture capital firm Kickstart Ventures as an investor and partner for growth.
“ZipMatch has a deep understanding of the property market from both the homebuyer and real estate professional side. As a venture capitalist with sharp focus around digital, Kickstart believes that the team has the necessary balance of platform and tech, data analytics, and human touch: making the home search process much more efficient, while also providing great real-life support where it counts,” says Minette Navarrete, President of Kickstart.
“We believe that ZipMatch can become the go-to-site of every Filipino when they search for the home of their dreams,” Paredes adds.
Zipmatch is the 26th investment of Kickstart., the wholly-owned venture capital firm of Globe Telecom that invests in digital tech startups globally.
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