With COVID-19 spreading rapidly throughout the nation, summer travel plans have been halted and people are planning to spend more time at home and in their backyards. The demand for outdoor furniture, grills, and patio heaters is surging. Outer is an innovative direct-to-consumer outdoor furniture brand that’s meeting this demand. CEO and Cofounder Jiake Liu walks us through how the brand is adapting to the pandemic, the company’s plan to expand its line, and latest funding round from prominent LA investors and operators that include Mucker Capital, Wavemaker, George Ruan, Eddy Lu, Nick Green, Ariel Kaye, and Mark Geller.
Renovations are stressful, but when the process is combined with a bad contractor, a renovation can quickly turn into a horror story. GreatBuildz wants people to have great renovation experiences and avoid unreasonable extra charges, poor craftsmanship, and project delays. The company has built a screening service to match vetted contractors to projects. GreatBuildz ensures […]
AvantStay is a technology and experience-first hospitality brand that is redefining the way in which people travel by offering short-term rentals tailored for groups.
Imagine the thrill of purchasing your new home combined with the shock of receiving a check in the mail. If it sounds too good to be true, then you should check out proptech startup Padx, a consumer-centric real estate platform. This LA startup pays showing agents a flat fee for each home tour and receive collects a […]
Sherman Oaks-based SERVIZ, the discovery platform for finding service providers for homes, has been acquired by Seattle-based Porch, another similar platform for finding home professionals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2014 by Michael Kline and Zorik Gordon, SERVIZ had raised $20M in funding over two reported round with its last round […]
Peter Minuit is credited with spearheading the purchase of the island of Manhattan for the Dutch from the Native Americans in 1626 in exchange for 60 guilders. Accounting for inflation, that price equates to $967 in today’s dollars. An incredible deal in a city where real estate is changing hands at an average of $1868 […]
There are a lot of moving parts in large facilities and maintenance workers have a tremendous amount to keep track of. Many technicians still use paper and pencil lists to keep track of items like work orders, invoices, and to do lists. As as a result, collaboration is stifled with work often lost or hindered. […]
A third of the world’s population lives in countries where there are water shortages. In the US, 1 TRILLION, yes that’s TRILLION, gallons of water are wasted a year due to leaks. While we may be mindful of turning off the faucet while we brush and doing a load a full load of laundry, we […]
Have you ever considered the work that goes into being a property manager? Between creating protocols, replacing old equipment, and advertising for lease renewals, there is a lot of moving parts and serious ramifications, if protocols are not followed. Enter Leonardo247, the performance management software that ensures that best practices are are adhered to throughout […]
Relocity is a new company that combines traditional relocation services with high-end concierge treatment to provide the best, most stress-free experience possible for people who are moving to Los Angeles (with more cities coming soon).
This startup is shaking up the process in rental properties to the joy of tenants and landlords.