NEW YORK CITY– Real estate technology start-up RentRedi has set its sights beyond digitizing the road to securing an apartment, and is now focused on deploying technology that would make renting as easy as ordering food or a rideshare. Ease of use is top of mind for the company entering 2020, Ryan Barone, RentRedi’s CEO and chief technology officer tells

The New York-based start-up just closed a $1.4 million venture funding round that TIA Ventures lead, which included well-known investors Andy Appelbaum, co-founder of Seamless and David Hirsh, former managing director at Blackstone, as well as RiverPark Ventures, who served as a major investor in the round.

The company was founded in 2016 after Barone found himself as a college student struggling to quickly gather important documents to hold an apartment along with other students in 2014.

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Mariah Brown

Mariah Brown is the New York Bureau Chief and Real Estate Reporter for, covering the New York Metro area, Northeast region and national real estate trends. She is responsible for producing multi-media content, including articles, podcasts and video. Before joining the GlobeSt team, she served as a New York Times fellow, reported for the Associated Press in New York and Philadelphia and several other New York City-based outlets.

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