Madison apartment search company Abodo will have some extra fire in its search engine with the addition of $3.6 million from investors.

Abodo, established in 2012 by three UW grads who were having a hard time finding housing in Madison, is an online tool to help renters land an apartment.

The company started by focusing on mid-sized cities with university campuses, but since then has branched out into large cities, as well. Abodo now operates in more than 300 cities, and has been used by several million renters, the company said.

Abodo has 36 employees, with 23 of them at the company’s Madison office at 316 W. Washington Ave.