LEHI, Utah, Jan. 30, 2020 — Neighbor.com, the self-storage marketplace disruptor, today announced it has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Jeff Jordan, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz and former eBay, PayPal and OpenTable executive who currently sits on the boards of Airbnb, Instacart, Lime and Pinterest, will join the Neighbor Board of Directors. Other investors in this round include Nate Bosshard, former partner at Khosla Ventures and co-founder of Tonal, as well as Ryan Graves, Uber’s first CEO.
“The self-storage industry in the United States will eclipse $40 billion in revenue in 2020, capping off a decade of astronomical growth that we believe is firmly related to the burdensome costs of homeownership and the increasing premium placed on space,” said Joseph Woodbury, CEO of Neighbor. “Neighbor.com provides individuals with a practical, safe and reliable platform to capitalize on extra residential space in local communities and tap into this national storage revenue themselves with truly passive income streams. This funding round is a major step toward building the Neighbor marketplace across the United States and beyond, creating a fair, common-sense storage marketplace in every community.”
Neighbor.com connects “renters” in need of storage space with “hosts” in their neighborhood who are willing to lease extra storage space in their home or garage. From college students storing a box in a neighbor’s closet for $20 per month to a homeowner storing a classic car in their third car garage for $400 each month, the Neighbor marketplace saves renters 50% on average on traditional storage costs and creates residual income for hosts. Some Neighbor hosts make as much as $25,000 per year, all in passive income that requires little to no work.
“Neighbor has a lot of the attributes that first attracted me to the Airbnb investment — economic empowerment for the hosts, a superior value prop for the guests in a huge market, and better leveraging existing infrastructure in a sustainable way,” said Jordan of Andreessen Horowitz. “I look forward to supporting their efforts to build a comparable company.”
Jordan announced Andreessen Horowitz’s involvement in the $10 million funding round and his new position on Neighbor’s board earlier today at the 2020 Silicon Slopes Tech Summit in Salt Lake City. This marks the first investment venture in Utah for Jeff Jordan. Neighbor’s Series A funding comes following a period of rapid expansion for the storage startup, which now provides access to affordable storage in all 50 states, more than any traditional storage company.
About Neighbor Storage, Inc.
Founded in 2017, Neighbor is a peer-to-peer self-storage company based in the Silicon Slopes of Lehi, Utah. The company connects people who have unused space in their homes, garages or apartments to renters who are looking for affordable storage. Neighbor benefits renters by providing safer, more accessible storage for half the price of a traditional self-storage unit, while giving hosts the opportunity to earn thousands of dollars per year from their empty space. Neighbor’s team helps keep the connection safe, easy and friendly and provides an unprecedented $25,000 renter guarantee for items stored and a $1 million host liability guarantee so that good neighbors everywhere can help each other out.