Podcast covers backstory for company and personal backstory of Founder, Dean Arnold. Other guests of The Bottom Line have included Fred Schebesta of Finder.com and Tom Willis of LawPath.
PublicSquare wants all Australians to be able to realise the dream of owning their own property sooner. To make this more achievable, it has taken the decades-old ‘rent-to-own’ idea and liberated it from its traditional shackles to present Australians with a simple path to home ownership.
With PublicSquare, Australians can secure the home they want with a small 2.5% ‘kickstarter’ payment. They move in as renters with increased privileges (including the ability to renovate and own pets), get the certainty of a fixed weekly payment (that includes bills and utilities), and have a guaranteed purchase price thanks to PublicSquare recognizing just a 3.3% price increase per annum which is less than half the national average (CoreLogic: 1993-2018, freestanding houses)
PublicSquare is run by founder and CEO Dean Arnold, an experienced operator of technology companies.
Company opens for business in selected NSW Regions including Central Coast
Company Closes $2m seed round valuing the company at $10m
Company raises $1m capital in less than 3 hours
4,000+ households have signed up for our rent-to-buy homes product
First customer moves into home
Company launched in Brisbane, Australia servicing SE QLD regions
Latest press mentions
Interview with PublicSquare Applications Manager, Jarrod Wills
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