Google Ventures backing agent matching site

Andrea V. Brambila

A new real estate technology company backed by Google Ventures, among others, officially made its debut into the fractious world of agent rankings today.

HomeLight is a referral-based site that claims to match homebuyers and sellers with unbiased real estate agent recommendations based on transaction performance data.

The site launched out of beta today with $1.5 million in funding in hand from Google Ventures (the venture-capital arm of search giant Google), Crosslink Capital, Innovation Endeavors, and several undisclosed angel investors.

The company had been in beta since late last year.

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