Amin (LinkedIn profile) brings nearly 20 years of experience helping technology brands engage with customers. At Zumper, he will be responsible for improving user experience, building the team, and overseeing the two-sided marketplace, according to a news release.
In 2010, he built Socialize.it, a mobile-first startup that creates photo albums based on an event’s location, time, and date. After that he joined Uber, where he redesigned a rider app that garnered several awards.
After rising to the position of global head of brand at Uber, Amin spent two years as VP of design at CloudKitchens, a startup that builds kitchens for delivery-only restaurants.
Zumper, which calls itself the largest privately-held residential rental marketplace, says more than 80 million people have used its platform this year. The company’s long-stated goal is to make renting an apartment as easy as booking an short-term stay at an Airbnb.
In addition to offering rental classifieds, Zumper provides landlord software that facilitates online tenant applications and monthly rental payments. Recently, the company launched a paid product that provides landlords up to 12 months compensation in the event of missed rents.