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Why construction needs a three-sided marketplace

The BuildZoom platform can be thought of as a flywheel with three main components. Data – This is the foundation of the platform and includes the data pipeline and core information architecture. Marketplace – The host of systems aimed at improving efficiency within the marketplace; including the matching algorithm, methods through which we abstract relevant […]

by jiyanwei • February 25, 2020
Data Startup Ideas

How BuildZoom data can inform real estate investment decisions

My family owns an SFR in a really incredible neighborhood of Bethesda, MD, built in the early 50s. We’ve been trying to determine whether to renovate or rebuild. There have been a lot of rebuilds taking place in the neighborhood over the past decade or so and to get a better sense for the ROI […]

by jiyanwei • February 13, 2018
Startup Ideas

Collection Agency 2.0

Problem Collection Agencies suck. They typically are aggressive and annoying and use a brute force approach to things. Skeptical they are using data or technology to create a more elegant, user-centered approach to the situation. Solution If a consumer or business has an outstanding debt that goes to a collection agency, it comes with a […]

by jiyanwei • January 26, 2018

José Cisneros is forcing San Francisco companies to release their private user data

December 12, 2017 Towards the end of November, we were contacted by Ms. Theresa Buckley, another attorney from the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector, who wanted to have more of an informational chat about their request. She had recently joined Cisneros’ office after spending time in the private sector. Her demeanor was empathetic […]

by jiyanwei • November 1, 2017