We are ABODO

We believe a great apartment should be easy to find.

ABODO.com was founded in February 2012 for a very simple reason: apartment hunting in Madison, WI just plain sucked.

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 looked like they were built when Boy Meets World was the best show on television. And the eventual resignation to just walking around neighborhoods and looking for ‘For Rent’ signs.

We thought there had to be a better way to find a new apartment online.

So we built it.

But something else also happened along the way.

We learned that not only is searching for a new apartment a pretty agonizing process, but listing properties online is, too.
So, we set out to make ABODO as valuable for landlords as we hoped it would be for renters.

And after more than 50,000 renters in Madison used the site in its first 12 months, searching properties from almost every major landlord, we realized we had found a way to help solve the problem.

We also realized that Madison probably wasn’t the only city that had it. So, we expanded our platform to more cities just like it, in an effort to take the agony out of apartment hunting in as much of the U.S. as we possibly can.

That mission keeps us focused and working hard, 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
Chief Executive Officer
Chad Aldous
Head of Design
Adam Olien
Chief Technical Officer
Michael Taus
VP of Marketing
Matthew Schneck
Regional Account Executive
Kristen Holle
Kirk Trammel
Regional Account Executive
Natalie Lyng
Business Development
Wayne Bontrager
Software Engineer
Adam Sweet

ABODO in the News

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

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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