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Finding the perfect roommate while studying abroad is hard. To find a good roommate, people try to connect offline on meetups, write hundreds of emails, drive to open houses, or sit through casting-like interviews.

Our Startup of the Week got inspired by online dating platforms to make their matchmaking platform for roommates. We are pleased to bring you SOTW #18:

1. In just one sentence, what is your company offering/what do you do?

Matchmaking for roommates. Inspired by online dating platforms and apps, #roomdotme connects matching roommates.

2. Briefly, what makes you unique / different / special?

Our matching algorithm. We are not just another app or classified, we really match.

3. What is the one thing you love the most about running a startup?

Taking decisions and taking responsibility. And most importantly: working with a truly dedicated team – never worked in such an inspiring environment in both of our offices.

4. What is the hardest or most surprising part of running a startup?

Learning by iterations. And by lots of little failures on the way.

5. Do you have any success stories (big or small) you would like to share?

Honestly – to see how we grow together as a team. More proud of that than on our seed round :)

6. How, if in any way, has Foundersuite helped your company?

Structuring investor contacts – love it :)

7. Finally, what is your best tip, hack, or piece of advice for entrepreneurs?

Try it again and again until you find the next level. That’s what we constantly do.


Topics: online, Startup of the Week, match, matching, roomdotme, roommate

Nathan Beckord

Written by Nathan Beckord

Nathan Beckord is Founder and CEO of, a venture-backed startup that makes the leading CRM for raising capital. Previously, Nathan ran VentureArchetypes and served as advisor or interim CFO at dozens of startups, including Kickstarter, Clicker, Autonet, Zerply, and many more. Nathan has an MBA and CFA and is a fanatical sailor.