Real estate tech startup Method & Madness Technology has raised $2 Mn in a seed funding round led by Tinder founder Justin Mateen and other undisclosed Silicon Valley-based investors. The company has claimed a post-money valuation of over $12 Mn.
Founded by Satellite Builders cofounder Aditya Jhaveri, Method & Madness aims to build an inventory of homes directly from developers in the country. It is also building a fully integrated online to the offline system to facilitate real estate transactions.
Through the platform, buyers will be able to browse through verified inventory directly listed by developers, compare properties and schedule site visits with sales experts. Once a buyer has finalised a property, the startup’s online platform will help him with other processes such as paperwork, home loan assistance and property registration, among other things.
“Our mission is to push the real estate industry forward and disrupt the age-old cumbersome processes of home buying. This fundraise will enable us to develop an end-to-end digital platform,” said Jhaveri.
According to data sourced from the ministry of corporate affairs, the company was incorporated in October last year and is based in Mumbai.
According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India’s real estate sector is projected to reach a market size of $1 Tn by 2030 from $120 Bn in 2017 and contribute 13% to the country’s GDP by 2025.
India’s real estate tech startups are focussing on new features to fill the distribution gap in the market. Thus startups offering online property listings have come out with features for home viewing and documentation.
Last year, Times Internet-owned MagicBricks widened its bouquet of services to include a range of rental solutions such as rental agreements, tenant verification and pay rent, as it widened its property services marketplace.