Southern California-based real estate technology company Digsy has launched in Silicon Valley and San Francisco to make it easier for startups and mid-sized businesses to find office, warehouse and retail space. Digsy’s service is winning fanfare from brokerages like CBRE, JLL and Cushman & Wakefield, and businesses demanding a premium search service experience — free of charge.
Digsy is an on-demand butler service like household chore service Alfred or text message based concierge Magic—but for finding commercial office, warehouse or retail space. Digsy partners with vetted local commercial real estate agents who serve as free “search butlers” and uses machine learning in addition to proprietary software technology to pair businesses with the right butler to quickly find them space.
The one-year-old startup has already helped over 100 businesses find space including Connectifier, an employment recruiting platform. “Digsy made it easy for our growing tech startup to find a beautiful office and get a great deal without wasting any time,” said Connectifier co-founder, Ben McCann.
Digsy was founded in Orange County by Alex Bloore, Romy Maxwell and Andrew Bermudez. The company is funded by Gil Amelio (former CEO of Apple), Gordon Stephenson (board member with Zillow) and Sean Ellis (GrowthHackers.com and DropBox), K5 Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, early LoopNet executives and other angels.
“Searching for commercial real estate is a dreadful experience,” said co-founder Bermudez, who also serves as CEO. “Listings are out of date, no one calls you back, and you waste a lot of time trying to find space when you should be spending it growing your business. We’re bringing Digsy to Northern California to help companies to save precious time finding commercial space.”