Broad Street Angels Closes Angel Investment Deal With Houwzer



(Philadelphia, PA) RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, Chair of the Broad Street Angels, the Union League’s angel investing affinity club, announced that its members have completed their due diligence process and have decided to make an investment in the online residential real estate brokerage start-up, Houwzer. “BSA members have made a combined six-figure investment in the company,” said Mr. Bob Ciaruffoli, Vice Chair of BSA and Chair of the Houwzer deal team.

Houwzer is a full-service, tech-enabled real estate brokerage company with its business model designed to disrupt the traditional residential real estate broker paradigm. Traditionally, home sellers pay their broker 3% out of 6%. Houwzer’s innovative model offers the industry’s first 0% listing commission model and charges a flat fee of $495 only after the lister sells the property, saving the seller thousands of dollars. The company was founded by local entrepreneur, Mike Maher (Benjamin’s Desk) and is headquartered in Philadelphia.

Said Ciaruffoli, “Our organization was founded to be a dynamic investment force in the region. We are pleased to be able to invest in and to support tech companies like Houwzer and overall to grow the technology strength and impact of this region.”

Broad Street Angels reviews regional angel investment opportunities from companies located in this region every month at its monthly meetings. Companies wishing to be considered can apply through the club’s website,

Broad Street Angels is an affinity club (a focused interest club within the club) at The Union League of Philadelphia. It consists of Union League members who will actively invest in qualified, early-stage enterprises in the Greater Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region as a means of growing the economy, retaining and attracting talent and fostering innovations that strengthen our civic infrastructure. Chair RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, is also President & CEO of BenFranklin Technology Partners. The group is a member of ACA, PACT, PA Angel Network, Ben Franklin Angel Coordinating Group and others.

For information, please contact: Communications Chair, Leo Levinson, CEO of GroupLevinson Public Relations,, 215-627-3030.

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