AptDeco

Used furniture marketplace without the hassles

HEADQUARTER New York City, NY

COMPANY SIZE Between 5 and 10

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $1M - $2M

TAGS E-Commerce, Marketplaces, Logistics, Home Decor, YC Winter 2014

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

AptDeco (YC W14) is a peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling quality used furniture. We are making the exchange of home decor easy for everyone. Our customers love us because we take care of all the logistics on their behalf.

AptDeco is looking for engineers to lead building cutting edge logistics for single furniture pick ups and deliveries, including leading the architecture & implementation of: 1. creating predictive models that efficiently assign drivers to orders 2. backend systems 3. scaling products that will automate processes.

Technical challenges

1. Dispatching pickups and deliveries to our large network of delivery carriers
2. Optimizing routes to reduce cost, increase accuracy and reduce wait time

Why join us?

1. founders have 18+ years of combined experience in engineering, sales, building teams
2. fast growing over 25%mom growth
3. We’re a fast growing NYC based start up. We are ambitious, engaged and excited about disrupting the secondhand furniture industry. Moving is already stressful and we’re working everyday to ease this hassle for people across the NYC area and beyond.

Our press coverage

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/21/aptdeco/
http://www.refinery29.com/apt-deco-design-service
http://www.alleywatch.com/2015/02/this-nyc-startup-is-a-marketplace-for-gently-used-furniture/
http://www.purewow.com/entry_detail/ny/10616/The-easy-new-way-to-buy-and-sell-used-furniture.htm
http://www.businessinsider.com/3-valuble-lessons-i-learned-from-y-combinator-2015-6

Our tech stack

  • PHP
  • Twilio
  • Ruby
  • Amazon S3

Our investors

  • Comcast Ventures
  • Great Oaks
  • SV Angel
  • Paul Buchheit
  • Paul Graham
  • Y Combinator
  • Kevin Hale