The former chairman of Rightmove, Scott Forbes, has become a director of Movebubble, a rentals platform and smartphone app based in London.

Forbes (LinkedIn profile), who left Rightmove in March 2019 after 14 years at the portal, joins five other directors. One of them, Rajesh Shah, is a leading figure in the U.K. build-to-rent sector, a key focus for Movebubble.

Forbes is also chairman of Cars.com and data and analytics company Ascential Plc. He left Rightmove partly because a minority of shareholders were unhappy at him having other directorships.

Movebubble was founded by Aidan Rushby (LinkedIn profile), a former rental manager and head of marketing at Ocean Group. It launched in 2016 with the aim to become the Rightmove of the rentals industry. Its app is currently available only in London and Manchester.

It has so far raised £3 million including funding from one of Spotify’s founders, VC firm Blackfinch and build-to-rent specialist Quintain.

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