We are a 10 person Madison startup

We believe a great apartment should be easy to find.

ABODO.com was founded in early 2012 for a very simple reason: apartment hunting in our hometown (Madison, WI) was just plain agonizing.

As recent college grads - with more than 10 apartment hunts between us - we had far too much personal experience with the typical apartment search.

The endless shuffling through of craigslist ads. The apartment listing sites that look like they were built in the 90’s. And the all-too-common resignation to walking and driving through neighborhoods looking for ‘For Rent’ signs.

We thought there had to be a better way.

So we built it.

We partnered with every property owner and manager we could find, and created the largest, most complete local inventory of apartments Madison had ever seen.

Then we placed that inventory on a modern, user-friendly interface to make it incredibly simple to search.

And after tens of thousands of renters used ABODO in the months following its inception, we knew we’d found a way to help solve the problem.

So, we expanded to more cities just like Madison, in an effort to take the agony out of apartment hunting in as much of the U.S. as we possibly could.

That remains our mission to this day, but it also represents a promise we make to our users. So let us know if we are keeping our promise, and, if not, how we can.

Nothing matters more to us.

The Team

Be the company you would want to do business with. That's our motto.

Alec slocum
Alec Slocum
Chief Executive Officer
Chad aldous
Chad Aldous
Head of Design
Adam olien
Adam Olien
Chief Technical Officer
Mike taus
Michael Taus
VP of Marketing
Matthew schneck
Matthew Schneck
Regional Account Executive
Kristen holle
Kristen Holle
Kirk Trammel
Regional Account Executive
Natalie lyng
Natalie Lyng
Business Development
Wayne bontrager
Wayne Bontrager
Software Engineer
Adam sweet
Adam Sweet

ABODO in the News

Some members of the press we were lucky enough to be featured by.

VentureBeat - Abodo raises $1.25 million for its upscale apartment service for college students
Xconomy - Apartment Website Abodo Snags 4490 Ventures’ First Investment
Madison start-up ABODO.com raises $325,000 in angel funding
Wisconsin State Journal: Gener8tor startups generate investments
WKOW: Program helps entrepreneurs grow their business into jobs
NBC15: Entrepreneurs Seek to Create Next Big Thing
Madison Startups: gener8tor Building an Ecosystem
Madison Startups: Company Profile: MoveinMadison.com
Badger Herald: UW alum’s site Abodo aims to simplify housing search

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551 W Main St Madison, WI 53703
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