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Press Contact: pr@porch.com (206) 516-6240

Company Headquarters: Seattle, WA

Why "Porch"? The porch is the public space of your private home. Porch.com is a place where friends and neighbors meet to share home projects and professionals they love.

Investors: Bay Area, Seattle, Home Industry, and Social angel investors including SV Angel/Ron Conway (profile), Chamath Palihapitiya (profile), Jeff Skoll (profile), Bill Lee (profile), Geoff Entress (profile), Charles Moldow (profile) Javier Olivan, and 20 others.

By the numbers
  • September 2013 launch
  • 140 employees as of April 2014
  • $6.25 million seed round from top angels
  • 75% of U.S. homes in the Porch network we have insights into
  • 1.5 million professionals on Porch across 250 categories
  • 90 million projects and insights on Porch, including cost, history, and more
  • $2 trillion worth of home improvement project data

Press releases

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
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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.

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.

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, growth product development, sales, and customer support. Asha has full responsibility over the supply and demand sides of the Porch marketplace and is accountable for spend allocation and revenue. As a member of the Executive Team, Asha works closely with CEO Matt Ehrlichman to set company and product priorities as well as resource allocation. As one of the company’s earliest employees Asha has helped build Porch from the ground up. She has played a critical role in the development of the business teams, the brand, the product and the people. In addition, Asha played an instrumental role in the development and execution of the national online and in-store partnership Porch has with Lowe’s Home Improvement. Prior to joining Porch, Asha worked at Microsoft where she led several successful efforts including: channel and direct marketing for a cloud incubation business, the US Windows 8 commercial launch, and Xbox lifestyle and celebrity PR. Asha started her career by founding two companies, one of which was recognized by the President of the United States in 2012. She earned a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Executive blog posts

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
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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

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Lowe's in-store signage

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Lowe's iPhone screenshot

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Screenshots
Porch homepage

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Porch project browse

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Porch photo browse

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Porch professional profile

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Porch mobile search

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Porch mobile results

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Video and b-roll
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Lowe's in-store experience

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Trends & infographics
BBQ Safety infographic

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Porch Data Trends infographic

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June 2014 Data Trends

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Lowe's infographic

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Porch Thanksgiving infographic

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Hurricane Sandy infographic

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Porch Halloween infographic

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Porch spider infographic

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