“What number of extra of those do we’ve got to see immediately?!” I requested my spouse bitterly. “I imply, none of those are near what we would like; This was purported to be enjoyable and thrilling.” I used to be completely pissed off with the method of shopping for a home. Was I too explicit? Even when I had been, this could be a significant funding for me, and I ought to get what I would like, proper?
Our dealer chimed in, saying, “Everybody has to make compromises.” I believed to myself, why?! Actually, why can’t I get a brand new home that I really like in a spot I wish to stay at a worth I wish to pay? My internal tech man mentioned, “I simply don’t perceive why I can’t go browsing, click on a couple of buttons and get my home constructed.” The dealer laughed at me, however I couldn’t shake the sensation that getting precisely what I wished was doable.
I didn’t purchase a home. As an alternative, I made a decision to leap in and construct one. What began as an mental curiosity grew to become my main focus. I studied all the pieces I may about development, efficiencies, venture administration, and extra. Over 9 months, I constructed a home! My expertise, nonetheless, was way more advantageous than most individuals: I solely succeeded as a result of I may dedicate 100% of my time and vitality to the venture. Most individuals don’t have that luxurious, however everybody ought to have entry to a brand new, turn-key dwelling.
Earlier this 12 months, I shared my learnings with Ben, Moisey, and Mitch, my co-founders from DigitalOcean. We mentioned how related the issues and logistical challenges of delivering a incredible dwelling at an reasonably priced worth had been to what we realized whereas constructing a unicorn infrastructure firm. All of us had the eagerness to ship what centuries of homebuilding have led us in direction of: the flexibility to go surfing and purchase your new dwelling, personalized the way you’d like, prepared in simply six months.
Together with my brother Marc and good good friend Jesse, the DigitalOcean co-founding staff shortly rallied to work collectively once more, and we couldn’t be extra excited. We’re proud to announce that we’ve raised a $5.35M seed spherical to assist speed up our mission to show dwelling patrons into dwelling builders.