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Aug. 21, 2020

#149: Sean Mitchell, Co-Founder and CEO of REZI, a Unique Rental Marketplace, on Shaking Up the Status-Quo of Real Estate, and Integrating, Automating and De-Risking the Rental Process for Renters and Tenants

#149: Sean Mitchell, Co-Founder and CEO of REZI, a Unique Rental Marketplace, on Shaking Up the Status-Quo of Real Estate, and Integrating, Automating and De-Risking the Rental Process for Renters and Tenants

Sean Mitchell is the co-founder and CEO of . REZI is a rapidly growing & diverse company with the mission of revolutionizing the rental experience. Renting has always been an expensive and inconvenient process for tenants and time-consuming and...


Sean Mitchell is the co-founder and CEO of REZI. REZI is a rapidly growing & diverse company with the mission of revolutionizing the rental experience. Renting has always been an expensive and inconvenient process for tenants and time-consuming and uncertain for landlords. Technology companies hadn’t moved the needle in solving these key problems – until REZI. REZI’s proprietary technology has transformed the way tenants and landlords rent apartments. REZI is the only rental marketplace where you can find, tour and lease an apartment in 5 minutes all from your phone and for free.

Founded in 2016, REZI was selected to join the prestigious Y-Combinator in the winter of 2017. Since then, REZI has been backed by some of the most prominent venture capital institutions in the country, igniting the conversation around Renting Better. It has also been recognized by national publications such as Crain’s, TechCrunch, Inman and The New York Times.

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Some of the Topics Covered by Sean Mitchell in this Episode

  • What is REZI
  • How the idea for REZI was born out of a personal experience
  • How Sean and his co-founders, Keenan Williams and Harsh Yadav started REZI
  • Being the customer of your own business
  • The issue of access to housing
  • Their experience with accelerator Y Combinator
  • The pivot that REZI took
  • Getting their first deal
  • Taking risks and gong all in
  • Early growth and fundraising through VC
  • Working on the tenant's customer experience
  • Building partnerships with landlords
  • Figuring out how to scale
  • Customer acquisition for REZI--of both tenants and landlords
  • Why they decided to target New York City to start REZI
  • The big vision and mission for REZI
  • The biggest lessons that Sean has learned as a first-time founder
  • How COVID has affected REZI

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