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New Orleans-based RentCheck Raises $2.6M to Help Renters Get Security Deposits Back

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans startup, RentCheck, which created an automated property inspection platform, has recently raised an impressive $2.6M in seed money. Lydia Winkler and Marco Nelson started the company in mid-2019 after Winkler experienced a rental disagreement and ended up suing her landlord in small claims court.

RentCheck built a web app for property managers that they believe also benefits tenants. The company’s digital platform works by providing a way for property managers to facilitate and conduct remote, guided property inspections. For obvious reasons, the company saw increased demand upon the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, considering that the platform was automated and contactless. It saw 1,000% — mostly organic — growth in terms of the number of properties on the platform.

“What we do is, using a guided inspection process, prompt users and guide them room by room, telling them exactly what to take photos of so that floors, ceilings, windows, and walls are all accounted for,” Winkler said.

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