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#331: Justine Palefsky And Tas Amina Of Kindred, On Building An Intentional Co-Founder Partnership, Lessons From A Failed E-Blast, And Navigating An Unpredictable Market

Justine Palefsky and Tas Amina are the Co-Founders of Kindred, a members-only home swapping network that unlocks your ability to live a travel-rich lifestyle for a fraction of the cost of a hotel or AirBnb.
#331: Justine Palefsky And Tas Amina Of Kindred, On Building An Intentional Co-Founder Partnership, Lessons From A Failed E-Blast, And Navigating An Unpredictable Market

Justine Palefsky and Tas Amina are the Co-Founders of Kindred, a members-only home swapping network that unlocks your ability to live a travel-rich lifestyle for a fraction of the cost of a hotel or AirBnb. By exchanging homes with people they trust, renters and owners alike are able to take advantage of remote-work flexibility and explore new destinations without breaking the bank.

Justine and Tas were both early-stage employees at Opendoor before deciding to start their own company during the pandemic.

Topics Covered by Justine Palefsky and Tas Amina in this Episode

  • Kindred’s origin story
  • How Justine and Tas decided to work together as co-founders and the “partnership charter”
  • Launching during the pandemic
  • Early customer acquisition failures and lessons
  • Organic growth and refining their model
  • Developing Kindred’s pricing and business model
  • Fundraising for Kindred and their advice for founders
  • Navigating an unpredictable market
  • What’s next for Kindred

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