Meet the Member: Housr
Meet Housr the one-stop app for student housing
Born from two university friends struggling with the confusing rental process, Housr seeks to streamline student housing for all. Founded by Harry Panter and Ben Clayton in their first year of university, the co-founders have created the ‘Tinder’ of student housing.
The app uses AI to eradicate the admin that often comes with securing a rental property, making it a stress-free experience for all involved. For the tenants, the app allows students to swipe through potential properties, secure viewings and communicate with other flatmates. Whilst letting agents and landlords can manage their properties and tenants all in one place.
Whilst currently available in Manchester only, Housr is set to expand across six more Universities this September with University reps being sourced across the country to spread the word. Including students themselves in the launch and development of Housr is evidently important to Harry and Ben. As recent students themselves they want to inspire other budding entrepreneurs to begin building products, services and companies that really matter to them.
In recent news, the team have just announced their partnership with fellow Exchange member Houseflow, the packaged utility provider allowing Housr to now offer in-house great market rate bills to their customers. This is just another great step in the development of two innovative services aided by Exchange.
Harry Panter, CEO of Housr said: “Housr is at a great stage currently, with our recent launch being a huge success and our September launches lined up, Ben and I are so proud of what we’ve achieved in just three years.
“Joining Exchange is going to serve as a catalyst for Housr’s development. As young entrepreneurs we are really appreciating the value of being surrounding by fellow start-ups experiencing the highs and lows of start-up life together. The constant sounding board of other members is improving the often-lonely experience of being an entrepreneur.
“Our collaboration with Houseflow is showing Exchange in action. We have been able to connect through Exchange to mutual advance our businesses. Having the collaborative workspace of Bonded Warehouse has allowed this partnership to come to life and hopefully thrive for many years to come.
“Our other exciting news is that our seed investment round is now fully open. We are raising £750k and will close the round in August of this year. We are already lucky to have some great existing investors, but we’re now ready to progress on our funding journey and accelerate our growth. With this next raise, we’ll have the potential to take Housr across the UK and beyond, with hopes of global expansion starting to look very likely!”
Housr are already proving to be a testament to the Exchange programme. With their upcoming raise we hope to see the ambitious start-up continue their momentum and take Housr across the UK and beyond.
To find out more about Housr please visit: https://www.housrapp.co.uk/