In a resounding quest to reshape the vexing experience of house hunting, UK-based startup Jitty has taken the stage, fueled by a $2 million pre-seed investment. Comprising a dynamic team of former early-stage Deliveroo talents, Jitty is on a mission to wield the prowess of AI in crafting a smarter property search engine that unearths every facet of the housing market, ushering people into their dream homes.
Founded in 2023 by an impressive trio, CEO Graham Paterson, CPO James Storer, and CTO Daniel Cooper, Jitty stems from their shared frustration as recent homebuyers. Having encountered the labyrinthine complexities of property searches and purchases, they resolved to unravel the tangled threads of this process.
Jitty's ingenious property search engine, with a waiting list of over 2,000 eager users, offers a one-stop for prospective homebuyers. Leveraging robust AI capabilities powered by expansive language models and computer vision, the engine dissects floor plans, interprets home descriptions, and even deciphers images. It's more than a search engine; it's a comprehensive toolset.
Jitty weaves a web of cross-references by tapping into publicly available databases and third-party resources, enriching the search process with a tapestry of information. The platform transforms into a collaborative canvas. Home enthusiasts can collaborate, share insights with loved ones, compile shortlists, and annotate potential homes—quashing the need for convoluted spreadsheets and countless messaging apps.
Graham Paterson, the CEO, underscores the startup's mission: "All three co-founders have bought homes in the last few years, and we couldn't believe how bad the process is at every stage. We've set out to give home-buyers the fantastic experience they deserve."
Adding to the chorus of excitement, Darian Shirazi, General Partner at Gradient Ventures, highlights the revolutionary potential of AI in our lives and expresses enthusiasm for Jitty's vision.
With a strategic launch in the UK followed by an imminent expansion into Europe and beyond, Jitty's ambitions stretch far beyond national borders. Supported by the likes of Gradient Ventures, Sequoia, Atomico, and other industry stalwarts, Jitty's pursuit of reimagining the home buying experience.