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42Floors launches office search in New York, raises $5M



New York, NY --, the office space search engine, announced today it is expanding to cover New York.  The company, which launched six months ago in San Francisco, is partnering with Manhattan's largest landlords and commercial real estate brokers to make it easier for everyone to search for office space.

According to Jason Freedman, the company’s cofounder, this wider reach has always been part of 42Floors' plan.  "Our plan is to reinvent office search one city at a time.  We had huge demand in San Francisco -- so much that we couldn't keep up.  So, for the New York launch we've quadrupled our capacity by partnering with the biggest property owners and brokers beforehand."

In conjunction with the New York launch, 42Floors also announced that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding from investors including Thrive Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners.  According to Freedman, “We received funding from 35 investors; the vast majority of them are based in New York City because that’s where we’re focused as a company.”  

As part of the financing, Jeremy Levine and Jared Kushner join the board of directors.  Jeremy's past investments include LinkedIn, Yelp, and Pinterest, among others.  Jared is the CEO of Kushner Companies, a diversified real estate organization headquartered in New York, and brings a wealth of commercial real estate expertise.  Other investors include Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Chris Dixon, and many leaders in the commercial real estate industry.

About 42Floors

42Floors was founded in November 2011 with the goal of making office space search three things it has never been: beautiful, easy, and transparent. gives users a free, comprehensive database of available spaces, complete with high quality photography and crucial data about the listings.  The site currently covers San Francisco and New York with plans to expand.

Investor List

Jared Kushner - Thrive Capital

Jeremy Levine - Bessemer Venture Partners

David Tisch - Box Group

Jonathan Siegel - Accel Partners

Bob Ghoorah - Angel investor

Alex Bangash - Rumson Group

Alex Bresler - ASBC

Daniel Wolfson - President at Logoworks

Seth W. Lieberman - CEO at SnapApp

SV Angel

Alexis Ohanian -  Initialized Capital, cofounder of Reddit

Zachary Weinberg - Founder at Invite Media


Founder Collective Entrepreneurs' Fund

Chris Dixon - Founder Collective

Frank Caufield - Darwin Ventures

Trustees of the Werdegar Family Trust

Nat Turner Investments

Barry Silbert - Founder at Second Market

Kal Vepuri - The Trisiras Group

Red Swan Ventures

Berman Venture Capital

Stuart Mason

Daniel Mermel - Owner at Sivan Properties

Jeffrey Epstein - Director of Sales at Shoplet

Jeff Zwelling - Cofounder at Convertro

Michael Friedland - KKR

Jae Yi - Colony Capital

Yuri Milner - Digital Sky Technologies

Brandon Shorenstein - Shorenstein Co.

David Vivero - Founder at Rent Juice

Dave McClure - 500 Startups

11/17/2012 - 09:14



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