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Move Over, Spielberg: SpareFoot Made a Short Film!

By Jenny Zhang   July 18, 2013

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In 1979, Francis Ford Coppola dragged his cast and crew to the sweltering jungles of the Philippines to create what would become widely acknowledged as one of the greatest films of all time, “Apocalypse Now.” In 2013, an Austin startup had the same dream. Sort of.

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SpareFoot’s College Mini-Fridge Giveaway

By Matthew Stites   May 7, 2013

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Is it summer already? With final exams and summertime plans, the month of May promises to be frantic. Fortunately, SpareFoot is making college finals and move-out season fun by giving away The Ultimate Mini-Fridge on Facebook! One lucky student will win a retro-inspired fridge designed by Nostalgia Electrics, decorated with custom SpareFoot decals and loaded with Monster energy drinks!

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Host Chario 2013

By Jenny Zhang   April 16, 2013

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Every year during South by Southwest, our co-founders Chuck and Mario rent out their apartment on Airbnb and solicit the generous hearts of various SpareFoot employees for lodging, in an event they dub “Host Chario.” The two rapscallions stay with a different SpareFooter every night for the length of SXSW, offering their culinary skills and good company in exchange for a warm bed at night–and tape their misadventures along the way. This is the true story of two co-founders picked to live in a house, cook together and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being polite…and start getting real. This is Host Chario 2013:

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Undercover Bosses: Chario to the Rescue

By Jenny Zhang   February 26, 2013

Last week, a blizzard swept through the Plains region and coated the midsection of the nation in blinding white snow. According to CNN, more than 56,000 buildings were without power in Kansas and Missouri. Although it was mostly sunny with a chance of more sun in Austin, the ramifications of the blizzard were felt even at SpareFoot. Our outside call center PhoneSmart, which handles much of our consumer call volume, shut down due to the intensity of the storm in Missouri. This meant that 100% of calls were getting rerouted to our Customer Experience team, which currently clocks in at an intimidating six people.

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SpareFoot, A History: Our Tech Startup Over The Years

By John Donegan   July 26, 2012

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Before leaving to study abroad in Singapore his junior year, Chuck realized he would need storage space for his furniture and other belongings. A traditional storage unit would cost hundreds of dollars— his dad pointed out that rent on the unit would cost more than the worth of its contents. He ended up storing his stuff in spare closets and garages of friends, including that of best friend and future co-founder, Mario. An idea was born.

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SpareFoot Founders In Forbes 30 Under 30

By Rachel Greenfield   December 20, 2011

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SpareFoot Founder/CEO Chuck Gordon and Co-Founder/COO Mario Feghali, better known as Chario, are being honored in Forbes 30 Under 30.

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Adventures In Storage, Episode 1: Chario

By Rachel Greenfield   June 20, 2011

Welcome to the self-storage blog reality series that will change the game forever. From the people who didn’t bring you Storage Wars or Auction Hunters comes a new mixed-media series, chronicling the adventures of 18 Internet start-up nerds on a quest to master their own product. It works like this: Duos of SpareFoot employees move a pile of weird, disturbing and occasionally hazardous items from one storage facility to the next around Austin. Each team adds their own stuff to the pile along the way, and everyone gets to experience self-storage and figure out how our site can make storage easier for future customers. Boom.

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