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Property licensing tracker proptech firm wins £500,000 investment

first_imgHome » News » Property licensing tracker proptech firm wins £500,000 investment previous nextProptechProperty licensing tracker proptech firm wins £500,000 investmentGetRentr receives financial backing from London lettings agency, leading City investment firm and several private investors.Nigel Lewis13th April 201801,280 Views A proptech startup that enables letting agents to track PRS licensing regulations and council consultations in England has received £500,000 from several investors including – as we reported earlier this week – lettings firm LiFE Residential.GetRentr has recently been selected to join an Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry initiative to support innovation in property data, and has also hooked up with the National Landlords’ Association.Further deals with ‘major industry players’ are also in the pipeline, says GetRentr.The £500,000 cash injection into the proptech platform includes funds from investment firm EPIC Private Equity LLP, several private investors as well as LiFE Ventures.GetRentr says its platform enables agents to manage portfolios across London and further afield even if properties fall within different licensing schemes. It does this by flagging up regulatory and consultation changes and ensuring the properties meet the local required standard.Only a few years ago GetRentr’s purpose would have been limited, with only a handful of licensing schemes in operation, whereas now over 530 exist within many of the UK’s key urban areas.“At GetRentr our vision is to raise the standards of rented accommodation through the innovative use of data and technology, whilst also offering letting agents and landlords significant savings and revenue opportunities by automating complex, error-­prone compliance processes,” says CEO Orla Shields (pictured, left).“Our pioneering data and technology platform delivers transparency, measurable impact and strong stakeholder returns – things which will set us apart in terms of our ability to recruit the best talent, scale the business globally and enjoy sustainable success.”Landlord licensing property licensing GetRentr Orla Shields EPIC Private Equity LLP April 13, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Student internships in the age of virtual staffing

first_imgUniversity Federal Credit Union ($3.1B, Austin, TX) created its UFCU Scholars program in 2018. In 2019, the Austin-based credit union combined that program with an existing internship program to create a two-part initiative called Student Success. No one could have predicated what was on the horizon for 2020.When the pandemic struck during the first few months of the year, organizations across the country canceled internships, throwing into flux the academic as well as career plans of thousands of students. UFCU — whose field of membership includes the flagship University of Texas campus in Austin — found another way to serve its students. It put a virtual spin on Student Success.“Our program was designed to be an in-person experience, but the pandemic made that impossible,” says Rhonda Summerbell, UFCU’s director of relationship management and community impact. “Because of that, we moved the program to a 100% virtual setting, including our professional development and networking events.”UFCU provided 11 internships this past summer and nine this fall semester. Interns make at least $15 an hour and work in multiple areas, including IT, HR, marketing, relationship management, retail, finance, organizational development, legal, vendor management, and community engagement. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more