Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30 million Series B funding round less than a year after a $10 million Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating with its target millennial(ish) “Generation Rent” demographic as they hunt for their next flatmate.
The 2015-founded startup has now raised circa $45 million in total, while its platform has passed 12 million rental requests. Badi also tells us it passed one million registered users last November, up from around 700,000 in February 2018.
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