Sundae: A Real Estate Platform Operating in the Inland Empire Lets you Sell Dated Homes

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Oct 8, 2021


Sundae is a marketplace for homeowners to list and sell dated or damaged homes. The company connects homeowners looking to sell their house as-is to the largest network of investors.

Since January 2019 Sundae has been operating in four areas— San Diego, Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and Sacramento.

TechCrunch reported that the startup has hit an annualized revenue run rate of over $400 million in gross merchandise value (the total value of home sales transacted on its platform). 

Series B of $36 million

QED Investors; Founders Fund, Susa Ventures, Navitas Capital, and Prudence Holdings all got together to fund the Series B round of Sundae. It amounted to $36 million.

The previous round A was also funded by QED Investors when the firm put a $16.55 million Series A in Sundae.

Homes that need love segment

Essentially Sundae turns distressed homes into ready-to-inhabit homes for a quicker turnaround. Home owners have to go through a lot of hoops if they have sell their home quickly. The San Bernardino Sun recently reported that the Inland Empire saw an unprecedented year as home prices have seen improvement in margins.

The home buying boom in the Inland Empire makes it easy for platforms like Sundae to expand operations in the Inland Empire. The region is already a major box box industrial market of America.

Housing Booms Amid Economic Growth of the Inland Empire

Startempire Wire reported that “over the last few years, business growth in the Inland Empire has been recognizable. The Inland Empire Business Activity Index released by UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development has delivered some exciting statistics for business owners in the region”. 

There was a cumulative economic growth of 11.1% from 2011 to 2016 in the Inland Empire region. We did mention it earlier that infrastructure investment and demographics are two key factors pointing towards true north of a region’s suitability for startup ecosystem. And, that in turn helps job creation.

“According to the Press Enterprise, the Inland Empire region added more jobs at the end of 2019 compared to Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties”.

Nonetheless, a major part of this job creation has to do with warehouse jobs as the region is a logistics and distribution hub. Some of the key investments recently were:

With this being said, Startempire Wire will reach out to Sundae’s founders and management to learn what’s the company’s footprint in the Inland Empire and how it sees the distressed home sales in the region.

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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.


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