Real Estate Marketing

TechCrunch

Real estate marketing platform and Techstars Boston grad Placester has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today, after having grown its business to power over 70,000 real estate professionals’ websites, and reach a larger community of over 100,000. The company will be using the additional capital to grow its new platform for publishers, including Hearst, who will be using Placester to replace their legacy real estate sections with Placester’s service.

The publisher platform offers consumer search, real estate inventory info and related ad products, the company says.

The new round was led by Placester’s seed round lead Romulus Capital, and included participation from existing investors Dave Anderson (Kiva, Silverpop), Josh Summers (Clypd, Where.com), David Cohen (Founder of Techstars), Adam Berrey (Curoverse, Brightcove, Allaire) and Angel Street Capital.

To date, the company has raised $8 million in outside investment.

Founded in 2009 by a former real estate agent, Matt Barba…

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