The data shows that most millennials want to own homes - but the cost of paying high rent and saving for a down payment has proven to be a big stumbling block. Enter Divvy - and partial ownership platform that let's consumers work their way into homeownership with a very different model. Karen Webster talked to CEO and Co-Founder Brian Ma and COO Adena Hefets on how it works and how they think it can help.
Photographers wanting to sell their work on large-scale digital marketplaces generally face high barriers for entry and big bites from their royalty payments. Benji Lanyado, founder and CEO of Picfair, tells Karen Webster how he designed his marketplace as an exact opposite of the traditional model. Here’s how he plans to scale, monetize and manage payments.
Getting involved in real estate - Sumant Sridharan COO of HomeLIght told Karen Webster for this week’s edition of the Matchmaker is in, should not be an experience described with the words “opaque” or “confusing” since real estate transactions are often the biggest and most impactful buys a consumer makes in a lifetime. And so the firm has decided to flip on the switch - starting with picking the right sellers agent and adding value from there.
Working out can be hard work - particularly for those just getting started. It may be even harder just to know how to get in shape - being that a personal trainer isn't an accessible option for everyone. Or at least it hasn't been in the past. Aaptiv founder and CEO Ethan Agarwal chats with Karen Webster about how Aaptiv hopes to change all that with an ever widening assortment of audio-fitness classes, on-demand and on offer for subscribers.
Connecting cleaners, I.T. pros and other workers with office managers have so far resisted the digital trend, but that could be changing. In this episode of Matchmakers, Dan Teran, co-founder and CEO of Managed by Q, examines the opportunities in that space.
As consumer responsibility for healthcare costs climbs (and deductibles along with it), many are looking for ways to better manage their healthcare dollars and get comparable service for a lower cost. Here’s how this week’s Matchmakers, ZendyHealth and Alegeus, are helping them do that – and what their marketplace approach could mean for the future of healthcare pricing.
Anyone how has ever spent an hour that felt like an eternity trying to hunt down a parking space in the city of Boston has prayed for a solution, any solution, to give them their time and happiness back. SPOT - a platform to connect those in need with a private parking space - aims to be the answer to all those angrily cursed prayers, in Boston and a host of other American cities. Karen Webster talked to CEO and founder Braden Golub in this episode of Matchmakers - about how SPOT does it,...
Hitch Health is helping patients get to their medical appointments by matching them to rideshares, as interim CEO Susan Jepson tells Karen Webster. https://www.pymnts.com/news/2018/hitch-health-care-rideshare-patient-transport-medical
Traditional employers are looking at the benefits of paying employees for the hours they have worked. Tomas Likar, VP Strategy, Hyperwallet explains how technology is giving employers - and on demand platforms both - new tools to offer more flexible payment solutions. https://www.pymnts.com/matchmakers/2018/real-time-payroll-gig-workers-salary-faster-payments/
Roadie is an on-the-way delivery service that connects customers who have shipping needs with drivers in their community who are headed in the right direction. CEO Marc Gorlin spoke with Karen Webster to explain how Roadie meets needs on both sides of the marketplace… and how one time, it really did play matchmaker for a couple that got engaged a year after their first delivery. https://www.pymnts.com/matchmakers/2018/matchmakers-roadie-delivery-service-gig-economy/
Freebird CEO Ethan Bernstein founded his business travel company to enable corporate travelers to quickly and easily adjust plans when flight disruptions occur. https://www.pymnts.com/matchmakers/2017/business-travel-rebooking-flights-freebird-corporate-travel-bernstein/