Mumbai based startup Flat.to which helps students find accommodation has revamped their site 14 new features including the ability to list a flat to find a flatmate and find others who want to rent a flat with you.
The Flat.to Flatmate finder gives you a list of all potential renters looking for flats in the same area. Users can directly connect with each other. The startup has also launched a section for recommended brokers, a new interface for flat listing, nearby attractions and a new search result page. The Flatmate Finder needs the user to connect using Facebook.
The company is planning to expand to Pune later this month and currently employs 17 people. It is being funded by Aakrit Vaish, the former head of Flurry India. Vaish, an angel investor, is the Chairman of the company’s board. The company has also partnered with AIESEC, a non profit organisation for students looking for internships across the world to help their students find accommodation.
In Mumbai and nearby cities like Pune, the competition from local players, established web portals as well as aggressive startups is intense in the real estate space. Take for instance Housing.co.in, another property listing service. The startup recently bought a fancy number and a dot com domain for $1 mn. It has also raised funds from Nexus Venture partners.