SpareFoot, the world’s largest online marketplace for self-storage
Chuck Gordon, CEO of SpareFoot, which has become the world’s largest online marketplace for self-storage making it easy to locate, comparison shop, and book storage facilities online joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Chuck Gordon discuss the following:
- Tell me what SpareFoot does and who they do it for, as well as a little about your company culture.
- How did you guys get started? What was the inspiration, and what were your first steps in getting the idea off the ground?
- So far, what has been the biggest challenge for your company, and how did you overcome it?
- As both a B2C and B2B company, in what ways does SpareFoot reach out to new customers and increase brand visibility online?
- Tell me what gives SpareFoot a competitive edge, and where you see SpareFoot going in the next 5 years.
SpareFoot boasts the largest selection of storage units with real-time pricing and availability on the web. We also offer a suite of industry-leading web marketing tools for storage operators, and have been chosen as a preferred partner by more major online brands than any other storage company.
Founded in 2008 by then-UCLA students Chuck Gordon and Mario Feghali (aka Chario), SpareFoot originated as a person-to-person storage website that helped people rent extra space for storage in private residences. Then we realized there was a larger opportunity for this platform in the traditional self-storage industry.
After being accepted to the Capital Factory’s startup incubator program in Austin, TX, SpareFoot soon found itself backed by $4.5 million in funding from RSH Ventures, Kip McClanahan, Silverton Partners, and FLOODGATE. A few years (and smart business partnerships) later, SpareFoot had moved into it’s new downtown office in Austin. Boasting just north of 50 employees SpareFoot is over double the size of it’s nearest competitor, and we’re just getting started.
Related Web Site: SpareFoot.com
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