San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2015
PeerSpace, Inc., the first peer-to-peer marketplace dedicated to unique short-term commercial spaces, announced a $5 million Series A funding led by Foundation Capital. Due to rapid growth in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the short-term space reservation company is now expanding into New York City.
PeerSpace is an online marketplace that allows guests to find and book unique short-term spaces for professional and social activities, providing unique and undiscovered locations for thousands of companies that have used the service.
“Peerspace is a one-of-a-kind marketplace that elevates the location experience for any sort of project, meeting or event. It’s rewarding to have hosts tell us that their previously underutilized space is generating real revenue,” said Rony Chammas, Co-founder and CEO of Peerspace. “Our users are telling us they are tired of hosting offsites at the same uninspired traditional venues over and over again. Our vision is one where companies and individuals everywhere will leverage the Peerspace marketplace for any activity outside of their headquarters and homes.”
The Peerspace marketplace grew 70% over the last quarter and nearly 1000% year over year over the first three quarters of 2014. Many hosts who list their spaces, including galleries, warehouses and studios are earning over $5,000 in payouts per week. And over a third of guests are now regular users of the marketplace.
"Every time I log into Peerspace I’m amazed at the variety of unique spaces I never knew existed before,” said LeeJay Victor, GM at Dinner Lab. “The platform has made it so easy to book these venues to host over 20 of our signature pop-up dining experiences. We're thrilled to be a part of the Peerspace community and look forward to leveraging their locations in future cities as they continue to grow.”
“Peerspace has immense potential for growth and we’re proud to lead their Series A investment. As not only investors, but personal users of Peerspace, it is clear the company has the potential to be a leader in the short-term location marketplace, as well as a disruptor to the hotel event industry overall,” said Paul Holland, General Partner at Foundation Capital.
Peerspace plans to use the additional funds to expand to several key markets throughout the U.S. next year as well as hire new talent. The most recent addition to the team is COO Rusty von Waldburg, former Head of Solutions Marketing at Square. The team aims to help Peerspace provide communities in cities all over the country with creative venues to host groundbreaking conferences, drive collaborative offsites, throw the perfect wedding, or capture shots for a website.
For more information and on-going updates, please visit http://www.peerspace.com.
Peerspace is the first peer-to-peer marketplace to offer short-term access to thousands of unique and inspiring spaces for offsite meetings, events, and productions. Launched in 2014, The Peerspace platform allows hosts, commercial space owners, to make more efficient use of their spaces by opening their doors to guests looking for a unique, memorable experience and a hassle-free booking process. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York, Peerspace is backed by Foundation Capital, Structure Capital, and several prominent angel investors.
About Foundation Capital
Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to the proposition that one entrepreneur's idea, with the right support, can become a business that changes the world. The company is made up of former entrepreneurs who set out to create the firm they wanted as founders. This forward-thinking team of VCs has helped companies like Lending Club change the way money is lent and borrowed, Sunrun reinvent the residential clean energy market, and Netflix revolutionize media distribution and consumption, among many others.
Foundation Capital is currently invested in more than 60 high-growth ventures in the areas of consumer, information technology, software, digital energy, financial technology and marketing technology. These investments include AdRoll, Beepi, Bolt Threads, DogVacay, Kik, ForgeRock, Lending Home, Localytics and Visier. The firm's twenty-six IPOs include Lending Club, OnDeck, Chegg, Sunrun, MobileIron, Control4, TubeMogul, Envestnet, Financial Engines, Netflix, NetZero, Responsys and Silver Spring Networks. Read more at http://www.foundationcapital.com.