About us

Houzy team

The first open platform for homeowners

Houzy develops the leading platform for homeowners in Switzerland with strong partners, expert knowledge and a fast growing community. The open ecosystem integrates user-friendly online tools such as the property valuation, the renewal fund calculator and the plant manager and brings homeowners and craftsmen together with one click. Houzy is continuously expanding with new features, partners and tools.

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That's why we go full throttle

Home ownership is an emotional topic that is becoming increasingly complex: finding the right house or apartment, fixing the price, financing the purchase, keeping the home in good shape and one day selling it or passing it on to the next generation. New providers, innovative technologies and ever more information are making it even more difficult to keep track. But home ownership doesn't have to be complicated.

We solve the uncertainty and increasing complexity around home ownership.

How Houzy makes home ownership easy

We intelligently link data and information and use them to derive individual recommendations for homeowners. For example, we tell you how much money to set aside when the heating system needs to be renovated. In this way, we resolve uncertainties and reduce complexity.

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That's why we are unique

Neutral

We work with partners, but are independent and provide neutral advice. Our users know that we inform them honestly, trustworthily and transparently. So everyone on Houzy is always free to decide for themselves.

Community

We not only link data and information intelligently, but also connect experts and community members with just one click. That's how we make smart use of synergies. In the houzy community, everyone helps everyone, whether homeowner, craftsman or architect.

Comprehensive

Life as a homeowner is an emotional journey in several stages. Needs change according to life phases and real estate cycles. We centralize all these needs in one place.

This is what we stand for

We are brave

think big

Think Big

We are brave and think big. Even though we are still a small startup. This gives us a lot of thrust, motivates us and drives our passion further.

Full dedication

commitment

Commitment

Everyone stands behind our mission and is 100 percent committed to it. This team spirit drives us all and strengthens the Houzy team.

Transparency

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Walk The Talk

We do what we say and say what we do. We achieve our goals because we are honest, credible and transparent, both internally and externally.

We stick together

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Community

The common good is more important than the individual good, internally and externally. That's why we put the community - homeowners, tradespeople and real estate professionals - first.

Your needs = our prio N°1

User-centered

Everything we do, we do for our users. Always. Before we develop something, we ask ourselves whether users really need it - and how we can solve it in a more user-friendly way.

Our Journey

2020

Extension for STWE / Plant manager / Partnership with key4 by UBS / Solar calculator and more

December

Solar calculator. The innovative solar calculator expands the energy section on Houzy. It takes just a few clicks to calculate the solar potential of a roof and the profitability of a solar system. With the integrated self-consumption simulation, various scenarios can be run through.

Expansion into Ticino.

November

Property comparison for home and apartment buyers. Different properties and their renovation needs, market value and other parameters can now be easily compared on Houzy.

October

Find your Craftsmen. Craftsmen mediation for the kitchen, bathroom, heating, electrical and garden industries with digital offer request on Houzy.

September

Expansion into Romandie

Partnership with Baloise. La Baloise completes our first round of financing in which we raised several million francs. Cements our growth and completes our valuable network of partners.

July

Partnership with key4 by UBS. As of July 17, it's official: Houzy and key4 by UBS are partners. Together we are further expanding our ecosystem for homeowners.

The Houzy Community complements the MyHouzy platform with a forum where users can easily exchange ideas, knowledge on the topic of home ownership.

May

Neophyte Checker. Our plant manager also detects invasive neophytes. In May, we further expanded our neophyte detection and launched our Neophyte Checker. Once identified by photo, it provides information on how to control them properly.

April

Plant manager for the recognition of plants. At the end of April, we launched our innovative plant manager. The system immediately recognizes over 60,000 plant species by photo or text input and provides helpful care tips. Reminders can be added to your own calendar with just 2 clicks.

March

Heating calculator for energy efficiency. March marked our first step in the field of energy efficiency. With our smart heating calculator, you can easily analyze your own energy needs and find out which heating system suits your home best.

February

Expansion for condominiums. We expanded the digital state analysis HouzyCheck for condominium owners and launched it at the end of February. The property valuation can now also calculate the value for a condominium.

First contribution calculator for renewal funds. The unique contribution calculator for condominiums was also launched at the beginning of the year. It analyzes the coverage ratio of the current renewal fund and calculates the ideal amount of the annual contribution to the renewal fund.

2019

MyHouzy 2.0 platform launch

MyHouzy 2.0 platform launch incl. new webpage: incl. new webpage: The MyHouzy 2.0 platform is live since the end of October!  Users can now find their own house cockpit on the platform, where all relevant topics concerning home ownership are clearly displayed. In addition to the redesign of the platform, the tools have also been renewed. The HouzyCheck is now available in a more detailed form as a "Pro" version. Information about the equipment can be selected more specifically and rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom can be given multiple entries - resulting in a more accurate condition analysis. The smart ToDos have also received a makeover. In addition to a fresh look, recommendations are displayed according to the new season and in an even more individualized way. Finances can now be monitored more easily and changes in market value can be tracked on a quarterly basis.

Integration craftsmen partners: At the beginning of 2019, the Houzy certified partners have been integrated on the MyHouzy platform. Regionally selected craftsmen with a fair value for money can now be contacted with just a few clicks via our platform.

2018

Launch of the interactive HouzyCheck and other tools

Launch of the interactive HouzyCheck and other tools: The launch of the online house state analysis in October 2018 was just the start: building on the house state analysis, this was followed by, among other things, a smart To-do list tailored to the house with automatic reminders, smart recording of household appliances and documents, and our efficient property valuation HouzyValue.

2017

The digital renovation calculator HouzyCheck

The idea for the digital renovation calculator HouzyCheck was the starting signal for the implementation of our vision in 2017. After a successful test phase of our prototype at the end of the year, we launched HouzyCheck in a 100% interactive form and with a direct interface to QualiCasa in fall 2018.

Our founders team

CEO, Founder & BOD

As a successful founder of an international startup, Marco knows how to recognize the users' needs and how to make them happy in the long run with our solutions.
Marco Kobelt

CTO & Founder

As an experienced start-up CTO, Flo ensures that the ideas from product development are actually implemented.
Florian Rüegg

Founder & BOD

Claude works tirelessly for the development of Houzy, himself an entrepreneur, he is the essential intermediary between Houzy and the craftsmen.
Claude Dütschler

CEO, Founder & BOD

Through his work as CEO of Immoscout24 and successful founder of proptech start-ups, Stefan knows the digital real estate market like no other in Switzerland.
Stefan Schärer
Our Partners
Walde is a Partner of HouzyCashgate is Partner of HouzyJumbo is a Partner of HouzyKey4 is a Partner of Houzy