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A 3.8X return venture in online real estate/mortgage education. We draw consumers thirsty for education, professionals to serve them and web/mobile advertisers.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website

Company Summary

HomeStarter offers free, digestible and entertaining video/textual real estate and mortgage education, free Pairings with HomeStart-Certified™ real estate agents and lenders, Credit Services, an Own-2-3™ service (independent guidance for purchases or sales), Mortgage Bid services, high-value, pay-per-view Industry Secrets© videos, promotional tools for professionals and web/mobile advertising and demographics sales. $14M = $53M in 60 months.


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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.


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    John Crane, Esq., Law Offices of John Crane, Austin, TX
    Member of Board of Advisors - Legal expertise
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    Gary Rische, CPA, Glass & Co. Austin, TX
    Member of Board of Advisors - Accounting expertise

Previous Investors

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    Dr. Judith Liu & Don Kelly - $30,000 (debt financing)
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    $40,000 (equity financing)
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    Outsmart Holdings, LLC - $36,000 Loan (Release 2.0)