The RentShare Mission
RentShare aims to disrupt the rental space by simplifying renting for everyone.
RentShare empowers all renters to pay rent online and share all household expenses with roommates, simply and transparently.
For generation Y, rent is the only check anyone writes anymore. There is simply no good solution. And for roommates, the problem is further complicated by the hassles associated with sharing rent and bills.
RentShare’s online/mobile payment solution makes paying rent and sharing expenses simple, transparent and hassle free. And best of all, it is a tool that anyone can use, even if their landlord isn’t signed up.
RentShare soft-launched its Public Beta site in October, 2011 after several months of private alfa testing.
To date, RentShare has transfered over one million dollars in rent payments and is seeing sharp increases each month.
We are a young company run by young founders. We currently have a 5 person team (2 coder, 2 biz dev, 1 customer service/outreach).
Life at RentShare
Currently, we are headquartered in a shared office space in SoHo alongside other up and coming startups (including Indiegogo, Gojee, and Take The Interview). We don’t hold to strict schedules. Sometimes we don’t work on tuesdays, sometimes we work on saturdays, sometimes we do our work at the office, at home, at coffee shops, or outside (if we can find wifi)...basically we have deadlines and we hit them in whatever way works best for the people working on them.
MORE ABOUT US (nerd version):
All our development is done on linux, specifically Ubuntu and that’s what our servers run. We have a custom in-house python framework that does some fancy stuff you can’t do in django, but we do still use django for the content related aspects of the site. Our database is sql but we love new tech and have been playing around with different types of databases, specifically Neo4j, for fun. Sometimes we have to build python bindings in