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Last Updated : Oct 04, 2016 07:45 PM IST | Source:

US-based startup Roomi launches services in India

Roomi curates rooms and services for people seeking shared living solutions.

Moneycontrol Bureau

Expanding its services to India, US-based rental and shared housing startup Roomi today launched its services in Delhi. The company claims to have 400,000 users globally.

 “In recognition of rising demand for affordable shared housing in urban centers in India, Roomi has opened a dedicated office in New Delhi to serve as a global operations hub for its growing shared housing platform,” the company said in a statement.


The platform is free that lets users create a profile and search for shared living accommodations, housemates and rooms simply and quickly. Every listing is vetted and verified by the company before going live in the database.

Upon registration, users are asked personality and lifestyle questions such as pet preferences, smoking habits, etc.  This allows users to search for housing and housemates who meet their needs and preferences. Listers can also view and message those who have viewed their rooms.

The app’s built-in chat feature allows users to connect safely and encourages open communication about issues important for successful housemate relationships.

“Moving from India to the US, I remember the agony of searching for a housemate in NYC, spending countless hours emailing back and forth, sifting through candidates, and worrying about the safety and accuracy of listings,” said Ajay Yadav, CEO and Founder of Roomi.

“I’m excited about bringing Roomi to my home country. The expansion will improve the way residents of New Delhi look for housemates and increase affordable housing options. We will be expanding into other cities in India in the future, much like our rollout in the US and Canada over the last year,” he added.

Roomi curates rooms and services for people seeking flexible, affordable shared living solutions. Its Android app, iOS app, and desktop platforms can be helpful for those seeking to rent out rooms as well as those searching for a new home.

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First Published on Oct 4, 2016 07:45 pm
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