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OpenRent

Online property letting platform

21-100 employees
  • B2C
  • Property
  • B2B
  • Marketplace
  • Renting
Brixton, London

Company mission

To make renting safer, cheaper, and fairer for everyone.

Top investors

Most candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

29% female employees

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Since founding in 2012, OpenRent has been transforming the renting industry by connecting landlords with tenants online. Its platform empowers them to arrange lettings cheaply, quickly & efficiently, unlike many of the exploitative and expensive traditional letting agencies.

In comparison to more traditional letting business models, OpenRent primarily targets tenant matching and related add-on services rather than offering to also manage a property fully to meet an under-serviced aspect of renting.

With its fundamental focus on combining customer experience and technology, OpenRent lets more properties than any other UK high-street agency, with 5+ million users. The company is committed to continuing to transform the industry and expanding its team to do so.

Benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Monthly team social events
  • Weekly team lunches
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Health Insurance
  • Free office breakfast, drinks + snacks
  • Weekly yoga sessions
  • In-office massage
  • Annual company away weekend - in the past, we've gone to French chateaus and a Portuguese beach resort
  • Sociable office in the heart of Brixton with ping pong, pool, table football, and roof terrace
  • £250 annual Learning Budget for professional or personal development
  • Cycle-to-work Scheme

Funding (1 round)

Mar 2017

$5.4m

EARLY VC

$5.4m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Darius Bradbury

(Co-founder)

Having studied at Oxford, Darius worked as a Software Engineer at Standard Bank for 2 years. He left this position in September 2011 to co-found OpenRent, where he has worked since.

Adam Hyslop

(Co-Founder)

After studying at Oxford, Adam became a Consultant at OC&C Strategy Consultants for 4 years. He then went onto co-found OpenRent.

Diversity & Inclusion at OpenRent

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Tilly Thorneycroft (Head of People )

  • We have introduced opportunities for training, development and progress for the whole team. For example all employees have access to the L&D budget (£250 per year) that can be spent towards any training that will support employees to develop their full potential
  • To ensure we attract a diverse pool of candidates, we post our roles on multiple job boards. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.
  • We review our practices and procedures annually to ensure fair treatment is maintained across all teams

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