🦄 Unicorner Startup of the Week: Sugar
 ✍️ Notes From The Editors  
As apartment residents, we understand the pains of communicating with your fellow tenants. Between chaotic group chats and notes left on doors, there’s little room for productive and efficient discussions. Sugar is looking to fix this while also making the lives of property managers easier. Hope you enjoy, and be sure to forward this article to your landlord!
 - Arek and Ethan 🦄
Build your apartment community
Sugar wants to help develop apartment communities. Its platform, which consists of a mobile app for tenants and a web dashboard for building managers, offers features like an event calendar, a resident marketplace, and a community forum. Managers can also use Sugar to distribute digital apartment keys and monitor apartment ratings on the web with reviews from sites like Google and Yelp.
🔗 Check them out: sugarliving.com
💰 Business Model
The company charges property managers a fee for using its platform. The fee is different based on the property type being managed.
📈 Traction and Fundraising
  • Raised $2.5 million seed from MetaProp, Agya Ventures, Concrete Rose, Debut Capital, The Community Fund, Consonance Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, LAUNCH (Jason Calacanis), and angels like Jonathan Wasserstrum, Ben Zises, Diran Otegbade, Oleksiy Ignatyev, and Claire Cormier Thielke
  • Achieved six-figure ARR within four months of its launch in 2020
👫 Founder(s)
  • Fatima Dicko, CEO: Previously Founder & CEO @ mybestbox, Senior Product Engineer @ Procter & Gamble, MBA @ Stanford, Chemical Engineering BS @ Columbia
💼 Opportunities
Be sure to mention you came from Unicorner when applying!
🔮 Our Analysis
Sugar isn’t the first apartment management platform for building managers. However, most available solutions focus solely on helping managers keep track of tenants and rent. By instead emphasizing community throughout its platform, Sugar stands out in a sea of SaaS offerings in the PropTech space. The idea initially came to CEO Fatima Dicko after the start of the pandemic. During lockdown, it became hard to communicate with people next door, and neighbors grew increasingly distant. Through features like a shared event calendar for apartment events and a marketplace for trading and selling items, Sugar’s community management platform brings people together. The additional property management features, like integrations with keyless access software and apartment review monitoring, make Sugar a truly comprehensive option for all members of an apartment community.
📚 Further Reading
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