42Floors is a web-based real estate company providing tenants, brokers, and landlords the ability to see available commercial real estate in a given market.[7][8][9] 42Floors was founded in November 2011 by Jason Freedman, Alison DiSpaltro, Ben Ehmke, and brothers, James and Jon Bracy.[10] The company is headquartered in South of Market, San Francisco, California.[7]


42Floors first went through the tech accelerator Y Combinator in the winter of 2012.[11][12] The company initially launched service in San Francisco, California.[8][13][14] In its first year, 42Floors helped over 1,000 companies find more than 2 million square feet of office space.[15][16]

In November 2012, 42floors launched its services in New York City.[12][14][17] Initially the company built an eCommerce platform called showroom in order to generate revenue.[11][18] Later 42Floors experimented with tenant broker partnerships and took revenue from a referral fee at the close of a real estate transaction.[9][14][19] In late 2014, the company created its own real estate brokerage team in San Francisco and New York City.[20] At the start of the second quarter in 2015, 42Floors discontinued its real estate broker services and refocused on being a national search engine for office space.[20]


42Floors raised $400,000 from Y Combinator (company) and SV Angel's Start Fund.[9]

In 2012, the company announced its $5 mm series A round of funding.[8][12][14][17] Notable investors included the owner of Kushner Properties, Jared Kushner, his brother, Joshua Kushner, and Jeremy Levine of Bessemer Venture Partners.[12][17]

In 2013, 42Floors raised another $12.3 mm for the company's series B funding.[8][11][15][16] The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, included Columbus Nova, and saw participation from Series A investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital.[8][15]