Tag: Dirk Elmendorf

Rackspace Co-Founder Launches Jobward App For Job Seekers
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Rackspace Co-Founder Launches Jobward App For Job Seekers

The demand for talent is real, yet the hiring process isn't nearly as efficient and effective as it needs to be. That challenge to make job hunting easier for qualified candidates is what has been keeping Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf busy in building Jobward, a new startup for job seekers.Working alongside his brother and long-time collaborator Brett Elmendorf, Natalie Karney, and Drew Hicks, the co-founders seek to help job applicants match their resume to a job posting. The team's research and app-building have taken about two years, as their earlier iteration last fall didn't quite fit the bill.The founders announced Jobward's official launch during a San Antonio Startup Week panel."I had the idea originally when unemployment was at about 4%, before the pandemic," Dir...
Broker Expertise and Rackspace Experience Behind Brokerage Engine Startup
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Broker Expertise and Rackspace Experience Behind Brokerage Engine Startup

As real estate sales have become more complex, real estate brokerage firms are wrestling with how to manage the massive flow of information generated from sales and purchases of investment properties. One San Antonio startup has developed a web-based software solution that addresses this widespread pain point for real estate brokerage firms. Brokerage Engine launched its software as a service (SaaS) platform in March and formally formed in April with four co-founders, two from the brokerage world, two from the tech world.Brokerage Engine’s chief financial officer (CFO) Brianne Alston had been working as Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty CFO for over six years (and at the firm for a total of 14 years), working closely with its broker-owner J Kuper. Kuper Sotheby’s has been in busines...