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27 Mar

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Cribspot Helps University Students Find Rentals In Time For School To Start

March 27, 2015 | By |

Finding a decent apartment can be tough, which is why we’ve seen a recent increase in the number of startups that are aiming to serve a woefully underserved market. But finding an apartment when you’re a college student can be even tougher. Aimed squarely at the university market, a Y Combinator-backed startup called Cribspot hopes to alleviate at least some of the pain associated with finding rentals and sublets.

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14 Oct

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Cribspot Helps Students Find Housing

October 14, 2014 | By |

Learning to solve real world problems is a hallmark of a Michigan education. Jason Okrasinski and his team of fellow alumni at Cribspot are working to solve a very real problem for students: housing.

“Helping students was our driving factor in creating Cribspot. We weren’t really looking at making a lot of money, and I don’t think that’s the focus now either,” CEO Jason Okrasinski, ’14, says. “The way we look at it, we are solving a huge problem, which is finding student housing.

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22 Sep

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Off-campus housing matchmaker Cribspot raises $660,000 round

September 22, 2014 | By |

Cribspot.com, a startup that helps college students find places to live while helping mom-and-pop owners manage their properties, will announce Monday that it has finished raising a seed round of $660,000, led by Ann Arbor-based Huron River Ventures and joined by the Detroit-based First Step Fund.

Cribspot had been targeting a round of $500,000.

Founded by three University of Michigan students in 2013 — CEO Jason Okrasinski, Chief Technology Officer Tim Jones and lead software developer Evan Dancer — and growing out of a business class at the school, Cribspot was incubated at Bizdom, the startup accelerator of Dan Gilbert in downtown Detroit. Read more on Crains.