rentals

  • Walmart’s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

    Walmart’s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

    As reported earlier this month, Walmart’s streaming service Vudu has now arrived on Apple TV… with a few limitations. The new app allows you to watch the movies and shows saved to your Vudu library, including those you’ve added by way of UltraViolet, the digital video “cloud locker” technology that lets you watch digital versions of your DVDs and Blu-rays. Read More

  • India’s Rentomojo raises $10M from Bain Capital and Lending Club founder

    India’s Rentomojo raises $10M from Bain Capital and Lending Club founder

    Indian startup Rentomojo — which lets consumers rent appliances furniture, motorbikes and other urban living essentials — has closed a $10 million Series B to continue its expansion. The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures; others that put in include Lending Club founder and former CEO Renaud Laplanche and existing investors Accel and IDG. Read More

  • Zently provides a better way for renters to connect with their landlords

    Zently provides a better way for renters to connect with their landlords

    A startup called Zently hopes to improve the process of renting a home or apartment by making it easier for renters to split bills, pay for their rent and contact their landlords when something goes wrong. And for landlords, it wants to simplify getting paid while also facilitating the process of fixing problems that renters come across. Read More

  • Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home

    Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home

    There’s no shortage of competition in the housing space, but Apartment List is making a dent in rentals. With more than 5 percent of America’s listings already on the site, the startup is raising $30 million in a round led by Canaan Partners to take the business to the next level. “Our goal was to bring as much inventory to consumers as possible,” CEO John Kobs… Read More

  • Armarium lets you borrow luxury fashion from your smartphone

    Armarium lets you borrow luxury fashion from your smartphone

    A number of startups want to make wearing the latest – and in some cases, luxury – fashion more affordable, including Rent the Runway, Le Tote, Gwynniebee, The Ms. Collection, and others. These companies offer to rent out clothing, instead of selling garments new. Today, welcome the latest to join this crowd: a new on-demand app called Armarium is launching to serve those with… Read More

  • The Problem With Rental Marketplaces Crunch Network

    The Problem With Rental Marketplaces

    Most of the successful peer-to-peer marketplaces are purchase-oriented. There are two fundamental problems with rental marketplaces: The average order value for most of them is too low, and frequency from demand-side renters is too low. Incentivizing supply in any marketplace is really important to get liquidity. Read More

  • Zumper’s New App Lets You Submit Rental Applications From Your iPhone

    Zumper’s New App Lets You Submit Rental Applications From Your iPhone

    Real estate startup Zumper, which offers tools that connect brokers and property managers with potential renters, has today released a new mobile application that allows users to fill out their rental applications – including pulling their Experian credit report – right from their iPhone. The company, which says it’s now seeing over a million monthly visits from web and… Read More

  • Lumoid Wants To Rent You A Camera Now, And Everything Later

    Lumoid Wants To Rent You A Camera Now, And Everything Later

    Aarthi Ramamurthy is standing outside of her building talking to her first paying customer, and she’s about to make a product decision. She’s shipped him a camera across country overnight on a rental program, and he’s so in love with it that he wants to buy one from her. He’s wondering if he can apply his rental fee towards the purchase of the camera. Read More

  • Cozy Launches New Feature To Give Tenants More Control Over Their Credit Reporting

    Cozy Launches New Feature To Give Tenants More Control Over Their Credit Reporting

    Cozy is tackling another part of the rental process today with the launch of a new feature for credit checks. The startup, which raised a Series A led by General Catalyst last year, already allows landlords to perform tasks like screening tenants and collecting rent. Now, when a landlord finds an applicant that they’re interested in, they can actually request the credit report from the… Read More

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