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This interview with REscour founders Jake Edens and Chris Lexmond was conducted by the Job Portraits team during preparations for the LAUNCH Festival.
Let's start with your elevator pitch.
Jake: We automate commercial real estate by aggregating dozens of different siloed data sources. Then we put them in one unified environment and apply data mining and predictive analytics to recommend different actions to real estate investors.
How did you guys choose this problem, and why are you the right people to be solving it?
Jake: We had opposite backgrounds: I was in real estate first, tech second, and Chris was in tech first, real estate second. For a while I worked for the second largest real estate company in the world.
Chris: I'm a Georgia Tech engineer with a city planning minor. I got into real estate when I built this application called DevMap, which tracked property development near my home address in Atlanta. What was proposed? What was under construction? I eventually realized I was never going to keep up with everything, so I opened it up to be a crowdsourced platform, and then Jake and I met through that.
Jake: I was looking for a CTO for the very earliest version of REscour, and when Chris and I first met in person we talked for a solid three hours. We had exactly the same vision of what needed to be created for the industry, so we started working on it about a year ago.
At LAUNCH you'll be leaving stealth mode. What are you most hoping to learn in this next moment for the company?
Jake: We want more feedback about how our customers are winning business or making more data-driven decisions because of REscour... that's ultimately why we exist.
Chris: Exactly. We care about data and making decisions based on that data. Growing from dozens to hundreds of customers over the next year will provide some incredible insights into scaling and will continue to increase the accuracy of our recommendations.
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