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Headquarters

Proudly located in Seattle, WA

Why "Porch"?

A porch is the public space of your private home

By the numbers
  • September 2013 launch
  • 200 employees as of September 2014
  • Over $33 million in total funding (includes $27.6M Series A)
  • Over 95% of for sale homes feature free Porch Home Reports on realtor.com
  • Homeowners in 62% of U.S. cities and towns use Porch
  • 2.8 million home professionals on Porch across all service types
  • 200,000 professionals with Verified Licenses on Porch
  • 120 million projects and insights on Porch, including cost, history, and more
  • $2.5 trillion worth of tracked home improvement projects on Porch

Press releases

Porch.com Announces Pro Dashboard as Home Network Exceeds 2.8 Million Professionals

Porch, the home network, delivers analytics platform as home network nearly doubles in size

Porch.com Confirms Year One Financing and Outlines Vision to Become the Home Network

Porch celebrates one-year anniversary and sets a course to change the way homeowners live in their homes

Porch.com Releases Home Improvement Data Trends Report Based on Over a Half Million Projects

Porch.com, the home improvement network, shares 1st Edition Porch Data Trends Report and includes insights on most popular professionals hired before the sale of homes and most popular projects completed after purchase of homes

Lowe’s Brings Home Improvement Network Porch.com to Every Store in the Nation

Employees across all U.S. stores now equipped to simplify search for home improvement service providers

Porch.com Unveils “Porch Premium” Service for Home Improvement Professionals

Innovative service connects home improvement professionals with the right customers through smart leads, client analytics and profile amplification

Porch.com Enters Real Estate Space with Groundbreaking Home and Neighborhood Project History Reports Available on Realtor.com

Porch Home & Neighborhood Report helps millions of homeowners get exclusive, never before available, research on homes they are considering for purchase

Porch.com Introduces Monthly Home Maintenance Calendar

Get Advice page provides homeowners with printable monthly home maintenance checklists

Porch.com & Home Innovation Research Labs Partner to Make Certified Green Building More Accessible to Homeowners, Renters, Buyers

Porch.com and Home Innovation Research Labs working to educate, inform, and connect consumers with professionals who design, build, and remodel NGBS Green Certified homes

Porch Introduces 52 Ways to Love Your Home Series

Get Advice page will Highlight 52 Ways to Love Your Home with the latest installment, One Room, One Change

Lowe’s Selects Porch.com to Simplify the Search for Home Professionals

Porch.com, a data driven home improvement network, coming to Lowe’s stores across the United States, beginning in North and South Carolina and the Seattle area.

Home Improvement Network Porch.com Names Jeff Dossett Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Dossett, Former Chief Revenue Officer at Demand Media to Lead Operations for Porch and Report to Chairman and CEO Matt Ehrlichman

5 Home Safety Tips for the Holidays - Smart Living With Porch

Ensure the security and safety of your loved ones and your home this Holiday season by following these five simple preventative steps.

Energy Efficient Lighting Tips – Smart Living with Porch.com

With winter weather and holiday entertaining quickly approaching, Porch.com and the American Lighting Association help homeowners save money by switching to energy efficient light bulbs.

One Year After Hurricane Sandy: Porch.com Compiles Data on Home Repair Projects & Installations

Safety installs jump following second costliest storm in United States history

Porch Names Charlotte’s Top Fireplace-Loving Neighborhoods

Safety installs jump following second costliest storm in United States history

Home Improvement Network Porch.com Reveals Top Five Projects Seattle Homeowners Should Get Done Before December

Safety installs jump following second costliest storm in United States history

Introducing Porch, America's Home Improvement Network: See Neighbors' Home Projects, What They Spent, Professionals They Used, and Data on 75% of US Homes

Until now, there has been no free and social site to improve your home. On Porch, explore 90 million home projects including photos and costs and search 1.5 million local professionals to get inspired, educated and complete work on your home. No fees.

Seattle Start-up Porch Announces Giant $6.25MM Seed Round from Top Angels to Back the Internet’s Next Billion-Dollar Frontier -- Get Early Access Today.

Porch is disrupting the $500B home improvement and repair industry by allowing homeowners to browse projects their neighbors have done, see project costs, and find the professionals they have used and endorsed. For the first time, with the national Porch marketplace, homeowners are able to find trusted professionals specific to any home and any project-all for free.

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Executive bios

Matt Ehrlichman
Matt Ehrlichman headshot

Chief Executive Officer

Matt is the founder and Chief Executive Officer for Porch. Prior, Matt was Chief strategy Officer at Active Network responsible for 85% of the P&L. Matt joined Active in 2007 and helped grow its revenues from $65 million in 2006 to $420 million and a 2011 initial public offering. Before joining Active, Matt was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Thriva, which was acquired by the Active Network in March 2007 for $60 million. Matt built Thriva out of his dorm room at Stanford University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in entrepreneurial engineering and Master of Science degree in management science and engineering.

Asha Sharma
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Chief Marketing Officer

Asha is the Chief Marketing Officer of Porch.com. In this role Asha is responsible for marketing, communications, growth, sales, revenue operations, and customer support. Asha’s responsibility spans brand, revenue and resource allocation. As one Porch’s earliest employees Asha helped build Porch from the ground up across the development of revenue streams, the brand, the product, and talent. In addition, Asha was instrumental in closing and executing the national online, in-store, and financing partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement. Prior to joining Porch, Asha worked at Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting, Cargill and SC Johnson & Son. She started her career by founding two companies, one of which was recognized by the President of the United States in 2012. Asha earned a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Jeff Dossett
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Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development

Jeff is the Chief Financial Officer and head of Corporate Development of Porch.com. In this role Jeff leads corporate development, strategic partnerships as well as finance, IT and operations. Prior to this role Jeff served as Chief Revenue Officer at Demand Media where he was responsible for innovative advertising, content, and integrated community engagement solutions for brands and publishers. Previously, Jeff was Senior Vice President, Audience Experiences at Yahoo! where his teams were responsible for all consumer web properties in North America. Jeff also spent 17 years with Microsoft as General Manager of Microsoft Canada and most recently as Executive Producer and General Manager of Microsoft’s MSN Media Network in the United States. Jeff has also served as Chairman and CEO of AdventureLink, a VC-funded search and e-commerce start-up and is Co-Founder of Compass Construction Resources Ltd., which specializes in commercial and institutional renovation projects in occupied buildings and facilities. Jeff received a degree in business administration with honors from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

Jay Allen
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Chief Technology Officer

Jay is the Chief Technical Officer of Porch.com. In this role Jay oversees the technical strategy for the company and is building a world class team of engineers to keep Porch innovating in the industry to fundamentally change the way people live in their homes. Mr. Allen has served as Director of Amazon Local Consumer Technologies at Amazon since August 2013. Prior to joining Porch Jay was Senior Director of Platform Services at Zynga. He served Geeknet as its Vice President of Engineering following its acquisition of Ohloh Corporation. In June 2006 Jay founded Ohloh Corporation and served as its Chief Technology Officer. From 1994 to 2004 Jay held several titles at Microsoft Corporation, most recently as Architect on the Microsoft Connected Services Framework. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Honors) from McGill University (Montreal).

Executive blog posts

Becoming the Home Network

Today is a big day for us. It’s our 1st birthday.

From my basement to every Lowe’s in the country

Building the home improvement network

Porch Makes a Cameo @ The Webbys!

We're honored to be an honoree

5 Things I Learned Between Launch and 125 Employees

Lessons learned building Seattle’s next great company

Porch Welcomes the Mayor of Seattle to New Headquarters

Open house and ribbon cutting was attended by more than 100 guests

Porch.com: Born and Raised

It's Been a Great Week for Seattle

GeekWire Gala Featuring A Giant Napkin!

We take you behind the scenes of GeekWire's Seattle 10, a roundup of the best start-ups in Seattle, and see our giant cocktail napkin vision for changing the world

Welcome to Porch

Today, I’m proud to bring Porch to every neighborhood in the United States

Images & assets

Logos
Porch logo

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Porch reverse logo

Porch reverse logo

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Photos
Porch CEO Matt Ehrlichman headshot 1

CEO Matt Ehrlichman headshot 1

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Porch CEO Matt Ehrlichman headshot 2

CEO Matt Ehrlichman headshot 2

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Lowe's in-store signage

Lowe's signage - electrician

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Lowe's in-store signage

Lowe's signage - landscaper

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Lowe's in-store signage

Lowe's signage - plumber

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Lowe's in-store signage

Lowe's signage - handyman 1

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Lowe's signage - handyman 2

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Lowe's artwork - handyman

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Lowe's in-store signage

Lowe's artwork - plumber

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Lowe's in-store signage

Lowe's artwork - landscaper

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Lowe's iPhone screenshot

Lowe's iPhone experience

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Screenshots
Porch homepage

Porch homepage

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Porch project browse

Porch sign up

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Porch project browse

Porch photo browse

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Porch project browse

Porch kitchen photo browse

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Porch professional profile

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Porch professional profile

Professional project map

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Porch professional profile

Porch home timeline

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Porch mobile search

Porch mobile search

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Porch mobile results

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Video and b-roll
Porch website b-roll

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Lowe's in-store experience

Lowe's in-store experience

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Trends & infographics
BBQ Safety infographic

September 2014 By The Numbers

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BBQ Safety infographic

Summer BBQ safety infographic

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Porch Data Trends infographic

Paint color infographic

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Porch Data Trends infographic

June 2014 Data Trends

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Lowe's infographic

Lowe's infographic

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Porch Thanksgiving infographic

Thanksgiving infographic

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Hurricane Sandy infographic

Hurricane Sandy infographic

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Porch Halloween infographic

Halloween infographic

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Porch spider infographic

Spider infographic

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Porch lightbulb infographic

Lightbulb infographic

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