upad, the UK’s marketplace for property rental, has earned a place in the top 100 tech/media companies in the UK.
This week, the 2009 Tech Media Invest Top 100 list was revealed by Europe-Unlimited, Europe's leading event organisers for investors and technology companies, in association with The Guardian, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Kemp Little.
The list brings together – for the first time in the UK – companies that have been selected for the innovation and creativity they have demonstrated over the past year. Selection criteria included: financial performance, innovation and management.
Commenting on the news, James Davis, CEO and founder of upad, said: “upad has had an exciting first year, and continues to grow from strength-to-strength. We are delighted to have been recognised as a key UK company for the future in the Tech Media Invest Top 100 list. And, we look forward to continuing to support landlords and tenants in our bid to change the face of the UK property rentals sector.”
upad launched in October 2008, enabling landlords to advertise each property for a one-off cost of £59. The service then became available to the 1.5 million landlords across the UK in May 2009.
upad is the UK’s marketplace for property rental. It is a free online service that connects renters to landlords to help them find their ideal property quickly and easily. Launched in October 2008 under the banner 'reinventing renting', the company's innovative approach is aimed at filling a gap in the property rental market.
upad's website deploys bespoke state-of-the-art technology to overcome issues identified by renters such as out-of-date information and poor online experiences. In particular upad enables online searches that are interactive and intuitive to produce relevant properties.
Free to renters, upad costs landlords £59 per listing.
In September 2009, upad was shortlisted in the UK 2009 Tech Media Invest Top 100 list.