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Alaya Capital, Y Combinator, Goodwater, ONEVC and Vast VC invest USD8m in Proptech Houm

17 May 2021

Houm, a Chilean home purchase and rental marketplace with operations in Chile, Mexico and Colombia, raised a USD8m round from Y Combinator, Goodwater Ventures, ONEVC and Vast VC, and follow-on from Alaya Capital. Village Capital invested in 2021; Fen Ventures, Magma Partners and Fondo Alerce invested USD1.3m in 2020.

(TechCrunch) – As a longtime real estate developer based in Chile, Benjamin Labra was able to spot gaps in the buying and renting markets in Latin America. To meet demands, he started Houm, an all-in-one platform that helps homeowners rent and sell their properties in the region.

Fresh out of Y Combinator’s W21 cohort, today Houm announced an $8 million seed round.

If you think the concept sounds like Brazil’s unicorn, QuintoAndar, it’s because Houm is very similar. While QuintoAndar dominates the Brazilian market, Houm operates in Chile, Mexico and Colombia, and aims to capture the rest of Spanish-speaking LatAm.

Read more at TechCrunch.