Archimaid, the start-up that guarantees the payment of rent, in the spotlight at the VivaTech show

Archimaid, the start-up that guarantees the payment of rent, in the spotlight at the VivaTech show
Archimaid, the start-up that guarantees the payment of rent, in the spotlight at the VivaTech show

Meet a strategic partner in the real estate field. » Armandine Nkondock, the founder of Archimaid, intends to take advantage of the opportunity offered to her at the VivaTech show to get her start-up off the ground. She is a winner of the Impact Builders program which aims to highlight the most promising companies in the field of technology and social innovation around the values ​​of inclusion and equality…

Meet a strategic partner in the real estate field. » Armandine Nkondock, the founder of Archimaid, intends to take advantage of the opportunity offered to her at the VivaTech show to get her start-up off the ground. She is a winner of the Impact Builders program which aims to highlight the most promising companies in the field of technology and social innovation around the values ​​of inclusion and equality. Precisely what Archimaid defends with its early payment of rent solution for people who have income but no guarantor. “We are aimed at temporary workers, freelancers, retirees, students, among others,” explains the founder. I myself found myself on the street twice as a foreign student, then an entrepreneur. And I wondered how to simplify access to housing for those who have no guarantees. »

I myself found myself on the street twice as a foreign student, then an entrepreneur”

Since its creation in 2019, the young woman has been developing her solution supported by various incubators in the Bordeaux region, including Premières Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The principle consists of blocking in advance a certain number of months’ rent, six on average, in an escrow account. They are then paid each month to the owner on a fixed date. “This helps prove the tenant’s solvency and creates an atmosphere of trust,” underlines the designer.

A version for professionals

Around a hundred people across France have already benefited from Archimaid’s services since its launch for rents of around 700 euros per month. It is W-HA, a subsidiary of Orange, which guarantees the security of the funds. The solution complements the various assistance schemes that exist such as the Action Logement Visale guarantee or the Loca-Pass. For the moment, it is mainly tenants in difficulty who call on Archimaid. But some owners are starting to contact the company to secure the profiles of tenants they choose.

The next step for Archimaid is to address the real estate agency market. “We are currently developing a tool for professionals,” confirms Armandine Nkondock. The idea is that the tool works in all agencies, with the objective of securing a thousand homes by the end of the year. Archimaid has also launched a rental guarantee for entrepreneurs in partnership with Adie (Association for the Right to Economic Initiative).

Access to large groups

At the VivaTech show, the start-up Archimaid will share the Impact Bridge stand with the eight other young startups selected as part of the Impact Builders program. Accompanied by the Diversidays association which fights against inequalities in digital technology, she will benefit from intensive coaching to get the most out of the event. “Our presence on this stand opens doors to large groups or investors. We can also apply for different support competitions,” continues the designer.

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