Knox Financial Recognized as Boston’s Top New Startup of 2019


Company wins BostInno’s 50 On Fire Inno Blazer Award for giving people a better way to build wealth through rental properties 

November 12, 2019 — Knox Financial, the smart and frictionless way to turn the home you already own into an investment property, today announced that it received the top prize in BostInno’s 50 On Fire, an annual awards event that honors the influential people and fast-growing  businesses based in the Boston area. In addition to being named one of Boston’s 50 hottest companies, Knox was awarded the Inno Blazer prize for being the most promising company in the Early Stage category.

“The Boston area has an incredible startup scene, with thousands of people launching new businesses each year that have impact on a local, national, and even global scale,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Knox Financial. “Considering just how many high-potential companies were in consideration, it is truly humbling that BostInno recognized Knox Financial as the most promising seed-stage venture.”

A homeowner who is ready to move, or a landlord who already owns rentals, can put their property into the Knox program. Knox turns these properties into hands-off investments. The Knox technology platform takes care of absolutely everything, delivering financing, accounting, tax, legal, insurance, property maintenance, tenant sourcing and communication, and more — all without the homeowner lifting a finger. Further, Knox’s simplified success fee structure aligns their incentives with those of the property owners — Knox only makes money when the company’s customers make money. Knox does not charge brokerage fees or management fees, and does not upcharge maintenance costs. The owners simply receive a check for the net profit each quarter, and let Knox handle the details.

Added Spencer Taylor, co-founder and COO of Knox, “The demand we’ve seen from homeowners since launching in March shows us that people have been waiting for a company like Knox to come along. When homeowners move, they often know that their homes will continue to appreciate in value, but don’t want to take on the responsibility of converting a home into an investment property and operating that property. Once a property is in the Knox Frictionless Ownership program, the homeowner receives all of the benefits of owning an investment property, without having to do any of the work.” 

To learn more about Knox, and all of the winners of BostInno’s On Fire, visit https://www.americaninno.com/boston/50-on-fire/setting-boston-ablaze-looking-back-at-bostinnos-2019-50-on-fire/.

About Knox Financial

Knox is the smart and frictionless way to turn the property you already own into an investment that delivers passive cash flow and superior wealth creation. To learn more, visit www.knoxfinancial.com.

November 12, 2019 — Knox Financial, the smart and frictionless way to turn the home you already own into an investment property, today announced that it received the top prize in BostInno’s 50 On Fire, an annual awards event that honors the influential people and fast-growing businesses based in the Boston area. In addition to being named one of Boston’s 50 hottest companies, Knox was awarded the Inno Blazer prize for being the most promising company in the Early Stage category.

“The Boston area has an incredible startup scene, with thousands of people launching new businesses each year that have impact on a local, national, and even global scale,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Knox Financial. “Considering just how many high-potentia companies were in consideration, it is truly humbling that BostInno recognized Knox Financial as the most promising seed-stage venture.”

A homeowner who is ready to move, or a landlord who already owns rentals, can put their property into the Knox program. Knox turns these properties into hands-off investments. The Knox technology platform takes care of absolutely everything, delivering financing, accounting, tax, legal, insurance, property maintenance, tenant sourcing and management, and more — all without the homeowner lifting a finger. Further, Knox’s simplified success fee structure aligns their incentives with those of the property owners — Knox only makes money when the company’s customers make money. Knox does not charge brokerage fees or management fees, and does not upcharge maintenance costs. The owners simply receive a check for the net profit each quarter, and let Knox handle the details.

Added Spencer Taylor, co-founder and COO of Knox, “The demand we’ve seen from homeowners since launching in March shows us that people have been waiting for a company like Knox to come along. When homeowners move, they often know that their homes will continue to appreciate in value, but don’t want to take on the responsibility of converting a home into an investment property and managing that property. Once a property is in the Knox Frictionless Ownership program, the homeowner receives all of the benefits of owning an investment property, without having to do any of the work.” 

To learn more about Knox, and all of the winners of BostInno’s On Fire, visit https://www.americaninno.com/boston/50-on-fire/setting-boston-ablaze-looking-back-at-bostinnos-2019-50-on-fire/.

About Knox Financial

Knox is the smart and frictionless way to turn the property you already own into an investment that delivers passive cash flow and superior wealth creation. To learn more, visit www.knoxfinancial.com.