A screenshot of MapThatPad.comFrom the New York June issue: Like many would-be renters, Nihaar Gupta quickly became frustrated looking for an apartment on Craigs-list last year. In response, he and partner Thomas Kunjappu created MapThatPad.com to make the home search easier. At first, they focused on renters’ needs, but now they’re introducing tools for brokers, too.
\The site, which launched last year, was initially aimed at renters, allowing home-seekers to organize all listings from various sites, including StreetEasy.com, Craigslist and the New York Times, and place them on a single map that they could share with roommates. But in an effort to generate more revenue, Gupta and Kunjappu last month rolled out several features aimed at real estate brokers as well. [more]