What I learned co-founding venture-backed handy.com

I am one of the co-founders of handy.com, an “Uber” for cleaning company that went on to raise over 100 million dollars from renowned investors such as Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst and got acquired by Angie’s List in 2018. Here’s what I learned from co-founding handy.com. Choose your partners wisely. My business partners and I were strangers. They posted on a Harvard discussion group looking for a co-founder, I responded, and we launched handy.com. Before partnering with them, I spent time with them to get to know them. I wanted to make sure that my values ​​align with […]

Readout of Roundtable on Capital Access for Small Businesses

Yesterday, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Isabel Guzmán, the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo, American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling, and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Bharat Ramamurti were joined by US Senator John Hickenlooper (D -CO) and small business leaders, advocates, and mission lenders with particular expertise in reaching minority small businesses to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s small business agenda to expand capital access, including newly proposed rules from the SBA and historic investments by the Treasury Department in CDFIs. The group includes non-profit mission lender groups, Community Development Financial Institutions (CFIs), […]