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Together is a technology startup that provides an easy housing solution for renters to find like-minded roommates.

Founder(s): Jeff Christian, Tom Schulz

Industry: Education

Founded in: 2021

Location: Los Angeles/San Francisco, California


Interview With Jeff Christian

Describe your product or service:

“We are a marketplace that coordinates shared living experiences that help people foster more fulfilling, purposeful lives.”

Describe your company values and mission:

“To create a world where anyone can be inspired, supported, and pushed to be the best version of themselves [by] living in a community.”

How are you funded? I.e. venture capital, angel investors, etc.

“Venture capital.”

How big is your team? Tell us a little about them (I.e. co-founders, freelancers, etc.)

“Four full-time employees.”

Did you always want to start your own business? What made you want to become an entrepreneur?

“I liked the premise of our business.”

How did you come up with your startup idea? How did you decide to actually act on the idea? What gave you confidence that you were on the right track?

“I wanted to live with other entrepreneurs.”

How did you come up with your company name? Did you have other names you considered?

“My co-founder had the idea; it felt right.”

What is the greatest challenge you faced in starting your business, and how did you overcome it?

“Solving our customers’ pain points fully.”

Who is your product or service made for? Who is your target market?

“Young, ambitious people in tech.”

What’s your marketing strategy?

“Twitter [and] TikTok”

How did you acquire your first 100 customers?

“Word of mouth.”

What are the key customer metrics / unit economics / KPIs you pay attention to to monitor the health of your business?

“NPS [Net Promoter Score]”

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