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How Compass finds your dream home in record time

Buying a house can be a headache. From finding an ideal neighborhood to submitting an offer, the process often leaves a potential new homeowner feeling exhausted and confused.

Compass, a real estate technology startup, is working to fix all that. The company has developed an end-to-end platform designed to support the entire buying and selling experience. Its site also features rentals in various cities nationwide, including San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Chicago, and Atlanta, among others.

Founded in 2012, Compass has secured a total of $1.2 billion in venture funding, per CrunchBase, which includes a $400 million round in September 2018 at a $4.4 billion valuation.

Expansion for the company—which is already operating in over 18 metro areas around the US—requires a lot of prep and planning, however. For example, launching in Miami posed a particularly interesting challenge, according to Brian Renzenbrink, Dev Ops Team Lead, and Khadija Ali, Lead Product Manager. Miami was the startup’s first warm weather city, which introduced many new data points that the team previously didn’t have to account for.

Watch our video to learn more from Renzenbrink and Ali.

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Mikey Tom

Mikey Tom

Mikey works on the AWS Startup Marketing team to help highlight awesome founders leveraging the AWS ecosystem in interesting ways. Prior to his time at AWS, Mikey led the venture capital coverage at PitchBook, researching and writing about industry trends and events.