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PorchPass Hires Rackspace Co-Founder to Scale Fintech Platform
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PorchPass Hires Rackspace Co-Founder to Scale Fintech Platform

PorchPass, a financial technology (fintech) app developed by Braustin Homes, has hired software developer Dirk Elmendorf, Rackspace Technology co-founder, along with Jobward developers Brett Elmendorf, Natalie Karney, and Emily Rodriguez to help scale the San Antonio startup’s fintech platform.PorchPass is the first fintech app designed for land buyers, sellers, and dealerships in the manufactured housing sector. Braustin Homes created PorchPass as a cash-backed solution to streamline the new home construction process for manufactured homes.While Braustin Homes addressed the need for a streamlined home-buying experience — something co-founder and CEO Alberto Piña discovered the U.S. homebuilding industry overall wrestles with — one critical piece was missing. These same buyers ofte...
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...
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