SAN FRANCISCO — Opendoor, an online real estate marketplace that radically simplifies home buying and selling, has closed a massive $325 million Series E funding round. The round was co-led by General Atlantic, Access Technology Ventures, and Lennar Corporation (the leading homebuilder in the U.S.), with additional participation from new investors Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue Management, 10100 Fund, and Invitation Homes (a leading property owner of homes for lease in the U.S.). Existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Lakestar, GGV Capital, NEA, and Khosla Ventures also participated in the round.
The new investment brings the total equity raised by Opendoor to $645 million. The company has also raised $1.5 billion in debt financing alongside the equity capital.
“We’re excited to partner with seasoned investors and industry leaders who share our vision for transforming the complex process of selling and buying homes into a seamless, elegant experience,” said Eric Wu, CEO of Opendoor. “We’ve seen incredible growth in our markets as homeowners embrace the simplicity and certainty of buying and selling through Opendoor. As we enter our next phase of growth, we’re focused on continuing to transform the future of real estate, enabling anyone to buy, sell, or trade-in a home with the click of a button.”
Since its founding in 2014, Opendoor has reinvented the traditional home buying and selling process to make it online, instant, and stress-free. For home sellers, customers can receive an online offer and sell with complete control and flexibility. For home buyers, customers can visit, shop, and purchase homes on-demand, 7-days a week.
Opendoor has been used by nearly 20,000 customers. The company currently operates in ten cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, Tampa and San Antonio.
Scaling Opendoor’s Real Estate Marketplace
Opendoor has seen fast adoption of the online real estate experience, with more than one in two sellers who receive an offer choosing Opendoor over the traditional process. The company now purchases more than $2.5B in homes on an annual run rate, up over 225 percent year-on-year.
With this new round of financing, the company plans to rapidly expand its service to additional markets, growing from the 10 it operates in today to 50 markets by the end of 2020. Opendoor also plans to expand and scale its suite of services, such as mortgage and title, which will allow people to search, discover, visit, get financing, offer, and close in a single, seamless experience.
“We have spent the last year and a half working closely with the Opendoor team to create a first-of-its-kind ‘Trade Up’ program to meet the needs of both the consumer and the builder,” said Jon Jaffe, President and Chief Operating Officer of Lennar, the nation’s leading homebuilder, who will be joining Opendoor’s board. “Our increased investment in this round is a reflection of our enthusiasm for the opportunities that lie ahead — which are incredibly exciting.”
In November 2016, Opendoor announced its $210 million Series D round with Norwest Venture Partners, NEA, Khosla Ventures, Access Technology Ventures, Fifth Wall, Lakestar, Google Ventures, and GGV Capital.