Our story starts with family. Our parents are retired, and while helping them make sure their finances were in order, we found that they’ve been paying a property manager a month’s rent each year, for the past 20 years. In the meantime, their property manager has changed every few months and they were getting very little for their money.
The more we investigated, the more we found this was happening to all of our friends and family who own investment properties.
After spending days looking for good alternatives, we realized they didn’t exist. So we decided to build it ourselves. For us, we want to create an experience that we would be happy with as owners. It’s not about being cheaper – it’s about being better and we won’t settle for anything less.
Mina’s experience spans companies big and small across different industries and at different stages of growth.
She works closely with top venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. She is currently an advisor at Cowboy Ventures, advising portfolio companies on their product strategy. Previously, she was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures. She’s also an advisor to several startups, and a mentor at 500 Startups.
Before that, she joined Uber as its 20th employee. She was Uber’s first global Head of Product Management for almost 4 years, where she led such diverse initiatives such as car types, international expansion and surge pricing. Past experiences include Google, Goldman Sachs and ModCloth in a variety of product, technical and leadership roles. Mina graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from Cornell University.
When not working, you’ll probably find her exploring Sydney, practicing yoga, or tweeting on @minarad.
Ruwin’s experience spans investment, corporate strategy, consulting and business process outsourcing.
Ruwin Perera most recently was a Principal at Softbank, one of the world’s largest Internet-sector investors, where he analysed potential investments and supported Softbank’s many portfolio companies on business improvement initiatives around the world.
Prior to Softbank, Ruwin spent 3 years as a Principal in Google’s Global Business Strategy team at Google HQ in Mountain View CA. In this role he led the Competitive Intelligence function, and drove strategic projects across Google’s business. Prior to Google, Ruwin was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco.
Ruwin grew up in Melbourne and Sydney, and spent his first five years working for Xerox Global Services, leading business process outsourcing and automation projects for a wide range of Australian companies. He has a B.Com/B.InfoSys from the University of Melbourne, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a fully licensed Real Estate Agent in NSW.
Sebastian is the different secret agent. He loves his job, and working with the team at different. He’s obsessed with tracking arrears and making great 360 degree video inspections. His favorite sound is the little chime that notifies him of new messages so he can follow up immediately.