Growing up with my Mum, two brothers and a sister, I moved on average every two years. Not because we weren’t great tenants, but because finances were always tight. Whenever the market shifted and rent was increased, we needed to find a better deal. A few decades later, my wife and I bought an investment property interstate and chose to have it managed by a real estate agent. The first agent struggled to keep an accurate rent ledger and undertake inspections, so we found a new property manager. Six months later, the new manager was caught with his hand in the trust jar and was charged. After contacting our tenant to let them know what was happening, we discovered that the house was leaking from a hole in the roof and the stove hadn’t worked in months. The property manager had told the tenant that I was refusing to pay for maintenance. Shocked and deeply concerned, I immediately fixed the issues. By then it was too late - the tenant was fed up and didn’t renew their lease. My faith in local property managers was lost and, still living interstate at the time with a busy job, I knew that managing the property myself would be too hard. I ended up selling the house. Since that time, I have listened to hundreds of tenants, property managers, owners, tradies, magistrates and anyone else who had a good yarn to share. I learned that everyone – no matter what role they played in the real estate ecosystem - had a war story like mine. I decided that surely this was a problem that could be solved: life has enough real difficulties already – leasing should not be one of them. After a highly successful seed round in 2018, Igloo was born. Through our partnership with Block8, the leading smart contract and blockchain company in Australia, we developed a product with more capabilities than anything else on the market. We focused on creating a secure platform that makes every aspect of the rental process more efficient and reliable. We are proud to bring you a product that will make life easier and give you more time to enjoy the things that really matter. We truly believe that Igloo will transform the real estate sector globally and we can’t wait to have you along for the ride.