Outsourced property viewings firm Viewber has raised a further £2.2 million during a third round if funding among existing and new investors, industry partners and staff, it says.
The firm, which is spearheaded by former Douglas & Gordon boss Ed Mead, says it now has over 4,000 people working for it as ‘viewbers’ and that it has grown its business by approximately 20% every month over the past 12 months.
Ed Mead also says the company has now achieved over 20,000 property viewings and inspections since it started up 18 months ago, up from 6,500 in September last year, or a run rate of approximately 75 viewings a day.
The board of the venture has also now been beefed up including the addition of investor and former Foxtons/Marsh & Parsons industry player Peter Rollings, property lawyer Elizabeth Holden (pictured, left) and venture capitalist Richard Cunningham, who is now Viewber’s Chairman.
“Over the last two years I’ve been asked to get involved with a number of proptech businesses [but] Viewber made obvious sense to me and to work with Ed on such a ground breaking project is exciting,” says Peter Rollings (pictured, right).
Ed Mead founded Viewber with tech entrepreneur Marcus de Ferranti (pictured LtoR above) to offer sales and lettings firms the opportunity grow their businesses by outsourcing some of their viewings or property management inspections to a third party provider.
“Quality has been our watchword and it’s exciting to see an original idea for helping buyers and tenants get access to properties out of hours and at weekends growing into something the industry accepts as a valuable addition to the services they provide,” says Ed Mead.