Describe the company – the elevator pitch …
Raaly is the Hotel Tonight/AirBnB of coworking space. We offer huge discounts and savings on 24 hour flash sales of coworking space!
How are you different?
We are different because no other company out there allows coworker spaces the ability to unload their unused space on their own terms. A company advertising space can post a listing for a day, a week, a month, etc. Our 24 hour flash sales and discounts create an urgency for both the user to purchase space, and the space to post listings.
— Raaly (@raalyapp) August 23, 2016
Why will the company / product do well?
Our product will do well because coworker space is a growing fast trend. More and more professionals are taking the jump to start a business. They need space outside of their basements. We help entrepreneurs get their foot in the door with affordable coworking space so they can focus on whats important; growing their business.
Where are you based?
We are based out of NYC. We have a shared space on Broadway that we occupy.
— Raaly (@raalyapp) August 25, 2016
When was the company launched?
Rally just launched its ios beta version on 8/17.
What have been your biggest wins to date?
Our biggest wins today are signing up coworking spaces as partners. We just signed up Workville in NYC and have our sites set on many more major players in the NYC coworker space field. We have also been in talks with product hunt where we are trying to get Raaly featured, and are going to be the spotlight of a dedicated newsletter from Alleyboost which is a community of 25,000+ entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals.
What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?
We are trying to attract early stage startups, and small businesses. Raaly really caters to freelancers who wants the ability to become part of a networking community which can help them grow from their infancy stage to one of stability.
Tell us about your team?
Raaly is a team of 2. The co-founders are Justin Block, a NYC physical education teacher who handles business development and relationship building and Gary Riger who is the CEO of BKLYN which is an app and web development company. Gary is our technical co-founder and has been the driving force in our technology.
What are you long term plans for your product / company?
In the future I see Raaly as being a household name in the coworker field. We provide a benefit to every side of the transaction. Within the next year after building a track record in NYC, we would love to venture out to other coworker hot spots such as Miami, San Francisco and Chicago.
What are your favorite tech gadgets?
I love my iphone 6! With a few clicks I can update content on my app and post on my twitter feed!
What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?
I wish I could get a little better with facebook advertising. I have hired a company to teach me how to better target the markets im looking to break into.
Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
We want to draw as much traffic as we can to our app. Even though today you may not need coworking space doesn’t mean that there cant be synergies formed where we can benefit each other. You can find and download us at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/raaly-app/id1110473866?mt=8!
How do people get in touch with you?