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HomeStart (owned by DreamLoan, LLC)

There is a large amount of money to be made in mortgage and real estate education. HomeStart - Where home begins, teaches how to purchase/finance real estate.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website homestart.us

Company Summary

HomeStart offers appealing and digestible mortgage and real estate information, access to HomeStart-certified professionals, Mortgage Concierge (our mortgage prenegotiation services), and credit development services. Professionals pay for promotions to site users. Consumers buy mortgage pre-negotiation and credit services as well as pay-per-view video, industry secret tutorials. Businesses buy site advertising and valuable demographic data.

Team

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    Pete Fajkowski
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Fajkowski, company founder, will coordinate the overall operation of HomeStart. Mr. Fajkowski applies his 15 years of Start-up experience and his background in real estate and mortgaging to run a smart, process-oriented business. Mr. Fajkowski also brings sales, knowledge of real estate agents and software design experience to HomeStart. Mr. Fajkowski is adroit at bringing numerous disciplines together to form an integrated, cohesive effort.

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    Jeffrey Milo Baker
    Chief Operating Officer

    As Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Baker will head operations, including facilities, staff, logistics, procurement, back-office systems, and customer service. Mr. Baker’s 25 years of facilities, project, and operations management experience are well-suited for a successful Start-up. Mr. Baker designs and implements programs with an emphasis on insuring that every employee has the equipment and training to be productive from day one.

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    Edward Canterbury
    Chief Technology Officer

    Mr. Canterbury, with 12 years at a current Start-up, brings his experience with the software development life cycle, traditional and cloud hosting solutions as well as the cost/benefit analysis related to systems and software to HomeStart. Mr. Canterbury's additional understanding SaaS will ensure that industry best practices are utilized during development of the HomeStart site.

Advisors

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    John Crane, Esq., Law Offices of John Crane, Austin, TX
    Member of Board of Advisors - Legal expertise
    Unconfirmed
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    Gary Rische, CPA, Glass & Co. Austin, TX
    Member of Board of Advisors - Accounting expertise
    Unconfirmed
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    Christina Vallery - PayPal
    Member of Board of Advisors - Design expertise
    Unconfirmed
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    Janine Mays
    Member of Board of Advisors - Human Resources expertise
    Unconfirmed
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    Shelley Lee
    Member of Board of Advisors - Sales expertise
    Unconfirmed
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    R. Elton Goddard - Elegant Estates by Auction
    Member of Board of Advisors - Real Estate expertise
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Leland Busby - $5,000 (equity financing)
    0.33% Owner
    Unconfirmed
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    Dr. Judith Liu & Don Kelly - $30,000 (debt financing)
    Family
    Unconfirmed
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    $40,000 (equity financing)
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    Outsmart Holdings, LLC - $36,000 Loan (Release 2.0)
    Vendor
    Unconfirmed