Sam has moved almost 20 times in his life, and as a result is a firm believer that the transaction costs of mobility are drag on quality of life for everyone. His drive to get MakeSpace right comes from having desperately needed the service, as he struggled with having items trapped in traditional physical self-storage in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Before launching MakeSpace, Sam was Upfront Ventures’ first Entrepreneur in Residence. Sam joined Upfront after shutting down SpeakerGram—Sam’s previous endeavor from the inaugural 500 Startups class. Sam has also held positions in Corporate Banking at Citi and has worked in sales and marketing positions with companies like Seamless.
MakeSpace is taking the “self” out of self-storage, so customers never have to step foot in a storage facility again. Starting at $25 / month, MakeSpace drops off sturdy, plastic bins to the door of any New York City resident. Users pack the bins and MakeSpace whisk them away to our warehouse. Once the bins are collected, they are photo-catalogued and viewable at any time on the user’s MakeSpace account. All items are easily retrievable and, with the click of a button, a driver will bring the desired bins to the user’s door. MakeSpace is headquartered in Manhattan. Learn more at www.makespace.com.
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