It’s that time of the year again. When we all take a moment to look back, and just reflect. For me personally, this moment in the past has been a mix of joyful memories, bitter moments and sometimes regret. But as I write this, for the first time I feel only a sense of pure accomplishment and satisfaction.
The year before was spent in building our foundation: solid investors, a strong team, a nurturing work environment, and a brilliant beta version. This year we established our presence in the industry by launching an end-to-end platform for property management that has delighted our customers and partners. I’m proud to say that our company, right from the start, has never compromised on our vision to serve landlords and businesses of all sizes.
Throughout the year, our engineering team was constantly innovating and cruising towards our ultimate goal of having an end-to-end solution for landlords, property managers, and tenants. Steadily, we released amazing features that culminated in a complete one-stop platform which we opened for testing with a closed group of customers.
Mobile app development was in full swing as well, to give our users the convenience of managing their properties from anywhere, and from any device. We also introduced a unique combination of software+services, to offer landlords an affordable way to make their investments passive.
We have been privileged to serve some of the biggest landlords and property managers in the North American region. We are grateful to everyone who trusted their business with us, despite being a startup with a product in beta. When we listen to their stories of success with Tenantcube, all the hours of sweat and blood are validated, and we feel that is our greatest reward.
As a way of saying “thank you” to a user community that has been nothing but supportive, we launched a Freemium version of our platform that comes packed with major features like listing, online rental applications, automatic rent collection, and expense tracking.
Over the course of a year, our family grew by almost 4x or 400%. We met everyday virtually, and developed close professional ties despite having never met each other in person. This was majorly due to the isolating nature of the pandemic, and partially due to the team working remotely from two widely-spaced time zones. We were able to finally meet everyone as restrictions eased. Read all about it here.
There is no bigger recognition than having your own customers willing to invest and grow along with you. This year, we strategically raised funds from investors who collectively manage around 15,000 units/doors between them. These included names like PointOne Capital, Vensuris Group of Companies, McArthur Capital, and Innoven Capital. They joined our existing group of investors led by two people I count among my mentors: Girish Mathrubootham of Freshworks, and Arvind Parthiban of SuperOps.ai. Read about our recent round of funding.
Partners & Affiliates
We are constantly on the lookout for partners and affiliates who align with our vision to help more landlords manage their properties with the utmost confidence. This year, we forged a partnership with Duuo Insurance to offer great rental insurance packages to tenants on our system. We also partnered with MovingWaldo, Canada’s biggest moving services company, to help tenants transition to a new home smoothly. Our affiliate program is on the verge of launching, and will enable us to reach more users through different channels.
2021 has been a phenomenal year for Tenantcube in terms of press coverage. We got featured in major news outlets, both digital and print. Though we got covered by some hardcore publications, my personal favorite was being highlighted in Brock University’s magazine for hosting the monthly Alumni Knowledge Exchange session for B-school students. It meant a great deal to be able to give back to an institution that has played a major role in shaping my career.
With that, I would like to end my moment of reflection with the deepest gratitude for everyone who has bet on us. We are gearing up for a Year of Greatness, and we will not let you down.