Hard credit checks, screening fees and inefficient processes were just some of the pain points Michael Lucarelli endured during his move to attend Pepperdine University’s MBA program.  

The program marked a two-year journey that would birth his co-founding of RentSpree, an all-in-one software hub for rental applications and tenant screenings. Founded in 2016, RentSpree has since grown into a real estate tech company with 85 employees, more than 500,000 users and a new headquarters in Sherman Oaks.  

Late last month RentSpree announced it raised $8 million in Series A funding led by early-stage startup investor 645 Ventures. The company previously raised $2.3 million in venture funding.  

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