Put away your old fashioned white boards, post-its, outlook reminders, and spreadsheets to manage your tenant leases. Our engaging and unified platform helps save money, keep up with important dates, and communicate proactively – Improving the “People Experience” in everyone’s busy lives. Save Money, Save Time. Simply.
It all started over a cup of coffee at a diner. From the real estate leasing pain points shared by my good friend (and co-Founder!) Jim Bankston, in the Fall of 2015, it consumed me that there wasn’t a simple solution. Being ever hopeful to find the time to fix it, life got in the way. It never happened.
Until it did. Leasecake was born two years later, when we pitched and won the Techstars final Award as the Global Showcase Winner in December 2017! Conducted in a field of 200 cities, 58 countries, and 6 continents, I had no idea what just happened (neither did my wife, Leigh!). And because you’re still reading – yes, during my pitch I actually said “It’s a piece of cake.”
But that’s getting ahead of myself…our team’s story really begins just a few days earlier.
Initially reluctant to get on stage, it took only 60 seconds to make my pitch, where Leasecake became the top vote-getter in Orlando, one of the 200 cities participating in Techstars Global Startup Weekend – a 54-hour weekend marathon to launch a business.
Conducted simultaneously with 12,000 attendees spanning 58 countries and 6 continents, I had no idea what just happened (neither did my wife, Leigh!). And because you’re still reading – yes, during my pitch I actually said “It’s a piece of cake.”
I suppose the “Aha!” moments of great ideas are often serendipitous and the same was true for Leasecake. Seven amazingly talented, diverse and new-found friends selected Leasecake and joined me to create the winning team at Startup Weekend Orlando with a vetted business model, working MVP, our first paying SaaS customer and a 4-minute pitch.
Leasecake advanced to win the North America competition of the Techstars Global Startup Weekend Regional Showcase, and on December 19, 2017 the we won the final Award as the Global Showcase Winner against 5 teams on 4 continents, from London (Europe), Brisbane (Asia Pacific), Sao Paulo (Brazil), San Rafael, Argentina (Latin America), and Abia, Nigeria (The Middle East and Africa).
With everyone either renting or owning property during their careers, our winning approach wasn’t just about technology, it was how Leasecake improves the “People Experience” for both Owners and Tenants throughout life. Wish us well, and enjoy Leasecake. It’s a piece of cake (I know you were waiting for that).
– Shailesh “Taj” Adhav
With over 75 years of combined experience in real estate, business, and building technology platforms, we have all the ingredients for a deliciously tasty PropTech software platform solving real-world problems to simplify your life. We’re Leasecake.