US: Anyplace, a short-term rental company that specialises in remote work-friendly accommodations, has raised $10.27 million in a Series B funding round.
Of the total figure, $8.27 million was raised as equity, while a strategic $2 million in debt was secured from Silicon Valley Bank.
Spearheaded by the LAUNCH Fund and its founder, Jason Calacanis, the investment underscores the growing demand for flexible, work-friendly housing solutions. Additionally, Michael Savino, president of the LAUNCH Fund, is a new addition to Anyplace’s board.
The funding initiative also garnered support from a group of prominent investors, including CapitalX, Gaingels, Riverside Ventures, Potluck Ventures, MSIVC, FreakOut Shinsei Fund, Delight Ventures and several influential individual backers.
Savino said: “Anyplace is the premier provider of specialised remote-friendly accommodations for today’s digital nomad. Their vision is aligned with the future of work and we are excited to support their next growth chapter.”
The company attributes its rapid growth in part to strategic partnerships with real estate giants such as Greystar, Avalon Bay and UDR.
The latest round brings Anyplace’s total funding to date to $18 million, having previously raised $5.3 million in Series A funding in January 2022.
Anyplace now has a presence in four major US cities: San Francisco; New York City; Los Angeles; and San Diego. It is also building ambitious plans to expand further across the country in the fourth quarter of this year.
Anyplace founder and CEO, Steve Satoru Naito, said: “Since our inception, our goal has been to offer individuals the freedom to travel with confidence without compromising productivity. This funding is not just a testament to our past achievements but a beacon for our future.
“With the unwavering support of our investors, partners and the Anyplace community, we are excited to continue to pioneer remote work-friendly accommodations in the post-pandemic world,” he added.
Short-term apartment rentals are available for bookings in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego.
Anyplace offers fully furnished apartments tailored for 30+ day stays, featuring high-speed internet and home office setups.