Estate agency Strike has joined a leading tech growth programme, joining several household names including Monzo, Deliveroo, Zoopla who have in the past been helped to become successful.
Strike, which has caused controversy within the estate agency sector by selling homes for free but making money via mortgage and other up-sells, is joining Tech Nation’s Future Fifty programme.
It joins this year’s list of member companies which include Alex Chesterman’s car selling platform Cazoo and also map locator programme what3words.
Strike’s selection comes off the back of a recent £11 million funding round and a claimed jump in market share in the North of England, where its sell-for-free-model ‘continues to grow and thrive’.
Strike, formerly knows as Housesimple, launched in Yorkshire and the North West in June 2019, followed by Nottingham and the North East in 2020.
More recently the company expanded into the central region and has announced plans to go national by early 2022.
It recently announced reaching a milestone of £5 billion worth of property sales.
Sam Mitchell, CEO of Strike (pictured, top), says: “We’ve always had a powerful, disruptive ambition and viewed ourselves as a tech company first — and our inclusion in Tech Nation’s Future Fifty programme is recognition of that.
“We’re excited to follow in the footsteps of so many other innovative and ground-breaking companies who have changed the way we think and live. Just like them, we’ve never been afraid to disrupt the industry we’re in and we believe it is one that it is long over-due some changes.”
Gerard Grech, CEO of Tech Nation, said: “The companies selected to join this year’s Future Fifty programme are a shining example of the UK’s entrepreneurship, innovation and resilience.
“Based across the UK, nurturing the growth of these scaling late-stage tech companies is critical to future proofing the UK’s economy.”