Project Description


The leading new-home builder referral network.

iNest built the premier platform for connecting prospective homebuyers with major builders such as Pulte and Toll Brothers. The application became a well-honed marketing funnel for one of the largest industries in the United States. By the time of its acquisition by Lending Tree, iNest had sold more than 10,000 homes worth more than $2 billion.

Origin Ventures was the sole investor in iNest’s A round of financing, and it also participated in the company’s B round.

In 2004, iNest was sold to Lending Tree, a division of Interactive Corp.


Bloomingdale, IL



Investment Date

September 1999

Exit Date

2004 (sold)