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Ex-M&P CEO Rollings invests in Viewber

Further funding round for young outsourced viewings business is due later this year.

Nigel Lewis

Viewber logoIf you’ve been wondering what Peter Rollings was going to do after exiting Marsh Parsons last year as CEO, then an answer is now forthcoming.

Rollings (pictured, below), who before helping grow Marsh & Parsons had a 20-year career at Foxtons including a seven-year stint as Managing Director, has now ploughed some of his considerable wealth into digital start-up Viewber.

Peter Rollings imageEstablished by former Douglas & Gordon executive director Ed Mead, Viewber offers an outsourced property viewings service to agents for both lettings and sales.

”When I first read about Viewber I was intrigued and rang Ed asking to hear more about it,” says Rollings.

“We had coffee and by the time the bill came I told him I wanted to be part of it and was prepared to invest in the business. It’s the first proptech I’ve seen which genuinely understands the way the [property] business works; they’ve looked at a problem within the industry and provided a viable solution.”

Viewber launched last summer with backing from Mead and digital innovator Marcus de Ferranti but Rollings is the first external investor to plough funds into the business.

Ed Mead image“I’m delighted to have Peter involved as his experience and insight, as one of the most highly respected property professionals around, will prove invaluable,” says Ed Mead (pictured, right).

“When I took him through the proposition, he just ‘got it’; he understood what we were doing, why and how and what a potential game changer Viewber is for so many property related businesses.

“I’m really looking forward to working with him as we enter the next phase of development.”

Viewber is at a relatively early stage although Mead says it has several customers, and officially launched in September last year, although it’s to go fully digital in March this year. Mead says plans for a second round of funding later this year are already underway.

January 12, 2017

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