On the A-List: SpareFoot Honored as One of Most Promising Startups in Austin

By John Egan   May 15, 2015

Josh Lipton

We’ve made the A-list, but not quite on the level of stars like George Clooney and Beyoncé Knowles.

SpareFoot is one of 12 startups that were honored May 14 in the Austin A-List of Hottest Startups program, sponsored by the Austin Chamber of Commerce and South by Southwest Interactive. The program highlights the most promising startups in the Austin, TX, area as determined by a panel of independent judges. More than 275 startups were nominated.

Josh Lipton (pictured at top with microphone), who leads SpareFoot’s Amazing Customer Experience (ACE) Team, accepted the award on our behalf. → Keep Reading

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Check Out SpareFoot’s New Jobs Page!

By John Egan   May 7, 2015

SpareFoot jobs page
SpareFoot’s jobs page—where you can learn why we’re such a great place to work, and then find available positions and apply for them—has undergone a makeover. → Keep Reading

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SpareFoot’s Storage Industry Professionals Mixer Geaux-ing to New Orleans

By Jeremy Rachel   March 23, 2015

New Orleans

Attention, SpareFoot facility clients: We’re geaux-ing to Laissez les bons temps rouler (“Let the good times roll”) and head to the party capital of the South: New Orleans, LA!

New Orleans will be the second stop on SpareFoot’s Storage Industry Professionals Mixer tour. So if you’re in or near The Big Easy at 6 p.m. April 21, come join us at Barcadia New Orleans for a festive night of mixing and mingling with your fellow professionals from the storage industry. → Keep Reading

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SpareFoot-Supported ‘Store’ Will Help Clothe the Homeless

By John Egan   March 19, 2015

Storie Cunningham

One night in February, SpareFooter Storie Cunningham (pictured at top) spotted a video in her Facebook news feed. Intrigued, she clicked on the YouTube video, which tells the story of The Street Store, a charity that helps homeless people around the world. The two-minute video moved Cunningham to tears and moved her to help The Street Store.

The result: From 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22 outside Central Presbyterian Church, Cunningham will be organizing the first-ever event in Austin, TX, for The Street Store. Local homeless people will be able to shop for free clothes at the temporary pop-up store. SpareFoot is supporting Cunningham’s initiative. → Keep Reading

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SpareFoot Rolls Out First TV Advertising Campaign

By John Egan   March 18, 2015

SpareFoot TV commercial

SpareFoot is launching its first-ever TV advertising campaign. As part of a pilot program, the SpareFoot ads will begin airing this month on various cable TV networks in the U.S. → Keep Reading

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Steve Case: Austin Startups Merit More Attention

By John Egan   March 16, 2015

Steve Case

When it comes to pumping money into startups, Steve Case isn’t banking solely on Silicon Valley. While the home of Apple, Facebook and Google attracts tons of media attention—and tons of venture capital—Case and his fellow investors think startups in places like Austin, TX, deserve more attention.

“We love entrepreneurs anywhere, but we think there’s too much focus in places like Silicon Valley and not enough focus in places like Austin,” Case, co-founder of AOL, told The SpareFoot Blog. → Keep Reading

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SpareFoot Secures $33 Million Investment Led by Revolution Growth

By John Egan   March 11, 2015

Steve Case

Austin, TX-based SpareFoot, the country’s largest marketplace for finding and booking self-storage, announced today that it has obtained $33 million in venture capital to propel its growth.

New investor Revolution Growth led the round, with participation from existing investor Insight Venture Partners and new investor Monkfish Equity. → Keep Reading

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16 Reasons to Be Envious of Austin [Infographic]

By John Egan   March 4, 2015

Austin TX

Sure, we like to keep it weird here in Austin, TX. But the reasons we love Austin go well beyond the weird vibe. For instance, Thrillist recently declared Austin is the best barbecue city in America. Thrillist raved that “there’s not a city in the country doing more in both creative and classic styles than Austin, and that’s why we picked it as number one.”

Austin is at or near the top in various rankings. And it’s No. 1 in our hearts at SpareFoot. Here are 16 reasons why Austin should be No. 1 in your book as well. → Keep Reading

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Austin Knocks Out San Francisco, New York in Ranking of Tech Hubs

By John Egan   March 3, 2015

Austin Frost Bank Tower

When you think of global tech hubs, which cities come to mind? San Francisco, CA? New York City, NY? London?

Yep, they’re certainly members of the club. But the leader of the pack, according to global real estate services provider Savills, is Austin, TX (SpareFoot’s hometown). → Keep Reading

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What’s the Self-Storage Capital of the U.S.? Hint: It’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow

By John Egan   February 27, 2015

Dorothy and Toto storage

For years, Wichita, KS, has been called the Air Capital of the World, thanks to its stature as a major hub in the U.S. aircraft-manufacturing industry. Today, Wichita can claim another title: Self-Storage Capital of the U.S.

Data from the recently released 2015 Self-Storage Almanac shows the Wichita metro area has more square feet of self-storage per person (13.16) than any of the country’s 100 largest metro areas. Since the U.S. contains far more self-storage space than any other country, it could be argued that Wichita reigns as the Self-Storage Capital of the World. → Keep Reading

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