I'm a founder , operator and writer. Co-founder of Frontdoor a new service that uses artificial intelligence to create a smarter, simpler and more personalized real estate experience—wherever you are!

 

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Tips for Off-Season Apartment Hunting in San Francisco

Silicon Valley startups

There are many ways to find an apartment in San Francisco: Traditional real estate sites, Craigslist, word of mouth. Craigslist started here and while it is a good place to look, going through Craigslist is time-consuming and amazingly ineffective. Craigslist started here and while it…

How to Get Funded: A Chat with Kaz Shimizu, Investor at KDDI

Kaz Shimizu is an investor in San Francisco at KDDI Open Innovation Fund. Prior to that, he was based in Japan at KDDI where he was in charge of mobile content business with Google. KDDI is Japan’s second largest mobile carrier with 43 million smartphones…

How to Raise Capital: Richard Kerby, VC @ Venrock

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The following is a Q and A with Richard Kerby, Vice President at Venrock. Richard, could you introduce yourself and tell us about your background? I’m Richard Kerby, I graduated from Georgetown University back in 2008 and started my career at Credit Suisse as…

5 Simple Ways to Overcome Your Impostor Syndrome

Emilie Elice-Label is the Founder and CEO of San Francisco based mobile real estate startup Frontdoor. While building her previous project she found herself questioning her own role and input: “What do you think you’re doing? You’re slowing the company down. “Everyone is moving forward why can’t…

Why Is Time and Impact So Relevant to Millennials?

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When I was in college, I interned at a major corporate housing company in Montreal, Canada. As is the case for many interns passionated by their field, my world was suddenly consumed by time. Time was our business, it was the thing we promised…

How to Reject Fear and Embrace Leadership

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It never gets old: Martin Luther King’s  “I’ve Been To the Mountaintop” speech. There is something inside of the human heart that keeps good men from becoming great, that keeps soldiers from becoming heroes, that keeps leaders from becoming history makers, and that keeps…

Startup Communities: Does Location Matter To Start Your Company?

Silicon Valley startups

In May 2015, I left everything in Montreal, Quebec, Canada behind and together my co-founder and fiancée Emilie Elice-Label, arrived in San Francisco to set up operations for our company here for the next 6 months. While living in Montreal, and Paris before that, I’ve been…

How to Get Over Procrastination

For Better Sleep, Establish a Sleep Ritual [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is the very first step towards ending of your days as a procrastinator (promise…kind of). Procrastination: the action of delaying or postponing something; your first tip is to avoid procrastination. “Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary,…