Rental platform Zumper raises $6.5M in Series A funding round

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Rental site Zumper has raised $6.5 million in a Series A funding round it says it will use to become an end-to-end rentals service. Zumper powers a nationwide apartment search and rental listings management platform. The funding, led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), will help Zumper achieve its end goal of servicing both renters and landlords, said Zumper CEO Anthemos Georgiades in a statement. Last year was a busy one for the San Francisco-based firm, which says it currently has 500,000 active rental listings. In April, Zumper released a free landlord-focused iPhone app that helps users post listings on the go. In July, it began powering rental searches U.S.-wide and was one of 13 startups selected to join Inman News' Inman Incubator program. And in August it released its first consumer iPhone app. "Zumper will become not just a destination for renters to search for their next apartment, but the platform from which they will schedule ap...