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Househappy is Hiring!

Househappy —  December 3, 2013 — Leave a comment

It’s an exciting time around the Househappy offices! Since announcing our latest funding round of $1.5 million, we have already added 5 new faces to our team and are currently looking to fill an additional 5 positions.

According to our CEO/founder, Kevin McCloskey, this new round of funding is an opportunity to maintain Househappy’s forward momentum and continue building.

“Our team has been working hard to build a product that we believe in,” he said. “We are looking for talented individuals who are equally passionate about design, aesthetics, and creating a user-friendly and, above all, useful product.”

Current open positions at Househappy include:

Senior Rails Developer

QA Developer

iOS Engineer

Senior Ruby Engineer

Javascript Engineer

Househappy’s offices are conveniently located in the heart of Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District, across the street from renowned advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, and just blocks from downtown. Househappy.org launched in March 2013 and is currently run by a team of 18 with varying areas of expertise including web development, design, marketing, social media, copywriting, business development, and product strategy. Our loft offices and open space encourage a fun, collaborative startup environment and we’re looking for smart, innovative people to join our team!

If you’re interested in any of the positions listed above, follow the links to apply online. Please include your resume and cover letter, along with GitHub and any work you have in production.

For more information about the company, mission, and site, please see the About section of Househappy.org.

Robyn Woodman, head of Househappy Biz Dev, chatting with Summit attendees

With our funding announcement and new additions to our team, we’ve had quite the busy week around the Househappy office! But before too much time passed, we wanted to give all of our supporters a recap of our recent trip to Web Summit.

Dublin was a great opportunity to both meet others in the tech industry and check out other startups, as well as present Househappy to an international audience. During our two days at Web Summit, our booth was consistently packed with people looking to learn more about our platform and discuss how we believe Househappy can be a solution to many of the existing problems in the real estate industry. We received a variety of productive feedback, much of which reaffirmed that Househappy’s strength is the simplicity of our platform and the capability to search real estate visually.

The Summit ended with a a discussion with the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, co-founder of PayPal, and Chairman of SolarCity. We left Dublin feeling inspired, revitalized, and ready to keep building.

Househappy headquarters in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District

Househappy is very excited to announce that we have secured an additional $1.5 million in series A financing led by Jeff Greenberg, Senior VP Electronic Media and Director at Skechers.

“I could not be more proud of the progress we have made in the 7 months since our launch,” said Kevin McCloskey, our CEO/founder. “Our team has been working hard to build a product that we believe in. This new round of funding will allow us to maintain that forward momentum and continue building.”

The capital is in addition to the $1 million seed round Househappy.org received previously from angel investors. It will be used to expand our growing team and further development of our products and services for buyers, brokers, and sellers.

In addition to his position with Skechers, Mr. Greenberg is the founder of G9 development, a luxury real estate development company located in Manhattan Beach, CA. He will also serve on Househappy’s board of directors.

“In our line of work, we are constantly using real estate search platforms,” he said. “When I was introduced to Househappy, I felt like it provided solutions to a lot of what was missing from the existing sites…I expect big things from Househappy and I am looking forward to being a part of it.”

For additional information, please see our press release