Our mission is to help the world find “home.” Powered by insurance and technology, we’re reinventing the way renters and properties transact–making it faster, simpler, and more cost-effective.

LeaseLock Eliminates Deposits.

LeaseLock Zero Deposit powers a total elimination of all deposits, bonds, cosigners, and guarantees. Renters pay a fee starting at $19 per month providing properties up to 10x better protection against losses from rent and damage. Renters save thousands of dollars at move-in, while properties drive more traffic, convert more leases, significantly reduce bad debt, and fully eliminate deposit administration and liability. LeaseLock is the first nationwide A-rated (Excellent) lease insurance program—backed by leading insurance venture funds including Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures and American Family Ventures.

Founding Team

Reichen Kuhl, CEO & Founder

Reichen graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Engineering, serving in Defense Contracting at the Satellite and Launch Control Systems Program Office. Reichen later founded Tribe Airways, a charter jet service brokerage operating out of Beverly Hills, CA. Reichen ran The Amazing Race, a CBS show and adventure race around the world, winning the $1 million grand prize. After The Amazing Race, Reichen pursued new opportunities in television, film, stage, print, and literary work. Reichen is the author of the book "Here's What We'll Say" published by Carroll & Graf (2006).

Reichen holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Loyola Law School that he earned alongside a clerkship in Aviation Law and Personal Injury Law at the law firm of Girardi & Keese in Los Angeles, CA.

Derek Merrill, COO & Founder

Derek is a product and financial technology focused entrepreneur previously founding Infreeda, a mobile advertising platform acquired by AT&T. Next, Derek founded MoVoxx, a pioneering mobile messaging ad network acquired by Motricity. In search of a large industry late to apply technology, Derek founded EverySignal to automate detection of life events for insurance agents across social networks using natural language processing and machine learning. Derek later joined ZipRecruiter, the fastest growing job marketplace, helping the product and acquisition team scale revenue to $150 million in less than five years.

Derek holds a B.A. in Economics from U.C. Berkeley, attending as a National Merit Scholar finalist and a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar.

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Phone: 844-LET-LEASE

Address: 480 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292