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Real Estate Marketplace Platform Lessen Closes $170 Million Series B Funding Round

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Property Services Innovator Receives Investment From Top VCs to Fund New Technology and Market Expansion

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 30, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lessen, the marketplace platform that unites property owners and service professionals to deliver property services better, faster and cheaper than ever before, today announced that it has closed a $170 million Series B funding round. The funding announcement comes along with a company valuation of over $1 billion.

The Series B is being led by Fifth Wall with additional funding coming from Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst and Navitas Capital. Today’s funding announcement comes just five months after Lessen closed its Series A funding round, led by the same group of investors, bringing total capital invested to $214 million. Proceeds from the current investment will be used to fund new technology products, support new field operations teams and facilitate market expansion.

Lessen modernizes the real estate industry with technology that delivers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for property services. Lessen saves all parties time and money by replacing outdated manual processes and spreadsheets with centralized project and work order management, as well as integrated dashboards, billing and analytics.

Lessen’s platform is flexible, efficient and service professional-friendly. It provides a well-defined and consistent job flow for service pros, incorporating fast and guaranteed payments for completed work, as well as tools that providers can use to quickly grow their businesses.

The platform currently has more than 2,000 service providers, across 30+ markets. Lessen has 450+ employees with hiring plans for 1,000 more in 2022.

"This funding round gives us the rocket fuel we need to continue to scale the business in many ways," said Jay McKee, Founder and CEO of Lessen. "We are being acknowledged as the only company that is delivering technology-enabled service fulfillment in a way that specifically targets our clients needs"

"In the last five months since its Series A fundraise, Lessen has grown exponentially and built the industry-leading managed marketplace for property services and real estate owners," said Dan Wenhold of Fifth Wall. "We are proud to increase our investment in Lessen and support the company’s continued expansion across new real estate asset categories and geographies."

An announcement of follow-on closing of SPV partners is expected before the end of the year.

About Lessen

Lessen is the marketplace platform that unites property owners and service professionals to deliver property services better, faster and cheaper than ever before. The Lessen platform provides complete job workflow and outsourcing of property service projects, automating the management of the entire property services lifecycle. It seamlessly connects property owners to a nationwide network of vetted professionals for renovation, maintenance, cleaning, and turn services, efficiently delivering property services at scale. Lessen is a venture-backed, privately held company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, with offices in Seattle and Miami. To learn more, please visit lessen.com.

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Joe Casados