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Cruzin Inc

Airbnb for Boats!

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2012
  • Employees 7
  • Website Cruzin.com

Company Summary

Cruzin.com is an online boater-to-boater rental marketplace, connecting America’s 50 million experienced boaters with the nation’s 17 million recreational boats. Boat owners can now turn their boats into sources of income, renting out their boats to pre-screened, qualified renters, knowing that their boat is covered by $1,000,000 in insurance from the world's largest marine insurer, and the towing services of BoatUS.

Team

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    Jaclyn Baumgarten
    CEO & Co-Founder

    Jaclyn Baumgarten, CEO, brings 13+ years of successful leadership in Strategy and Operations leading dramatic product revenue growth for companies ranging from start-ups to over $1B organizations and Fortune 500 companies in the Real Estate, Retail, Entertainment and Media industries.

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    Jim Frye
    VP of Operations

    Jim Frye, VP of Operations, is President Emeritus and 9-year Executive Director of the Association of Marina Industries. Jim brings his powerful industry relationships and 20+ years of marine industry knowledge to Cruzin, ensuring industry integration and expert execution.

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    Mark Harrison
    CTO & Co-Founder

    Mark Harrison, CTO, is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 15 years of start-up experience, having founded AH Global, a social media firm, and HHW, Inc, a law and technology consulting firm. He is a lifelong boater and experienced bluewater sailor with tens of thousand of hours logged at sea.

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    Sara Wilson
    Head of Product

    With over 10 years of product and team leadership including 6 years as Director of Operations for an international PR firm, Sara provides full lifecycle management for all of Cruzin’s products and services.

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    Rodrigo Martucci
    Director of Digital Marketing

    Rodrigo Martucci, VP of Digital Marketing, brings digital marketing expertise and his experience driving marketing for two marketplace startups: Lofty, which was sold to roomorama.com and peopleperhour.com, which has grown into the largest freelance services community in Europe.

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    Jim Egbert
    Sales & BD

    Jim Egbert, Sales & BD, brings 10 years experience in leading global marine and RV sales and marketing for Actuant, a Fortune 500 company in the marine manufacturing space. He led 125+ people responsible for OEMs, mass merchants, specialty retail, distributors and dealers.

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    Ky-Won Lee
    CFO

    Ky-Won Lee, CFO, as former VP of Finance at Westfield Group, brings sixteen years of experience in debt & equity placement, M&A and operations finance.

Advisors

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    Jeff Hechtman of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered
    Lawyer
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Previous Investors

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    Nadine Roulet, Partner, ISPartners Investment Solutions AG
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    Gary Tenzer, Principal/Managing Director at George Smith Partners
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    Jason Holloway, CEO Apps-O-Rama
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