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RentMoola Turns 3! — Meet The Founders

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Big, big, big company news! RentMoola is THREE years old! It was on April 1st, 2013 that the stork delivered RentMoola to the world — and what an adventure it has been every day since!

To celebrate, we’ve decided to introduce you to our Co-Founders: Patrick Postrehovsky, Co-Founder & CEO and Philipp Postrehovsky, Co-Founder & COO. No, that’s not a coincidence, they’re brothers. Twin brothers! Using their twin power, much like the Sedins on the Vancouver Canucks, they’re helping to carry the team to glory (Okay, maybe not so much like the Canucks this season).

Nestled in the heart of downtown Vancouver and downtown Toronto, RentMoola team members can be found performing a variety of different roles that make RentMoola the well-oiled machine that it is today.

RentMoola “opened for business” in 2013 with three powerhouses behind the wheel: Patrick Postrehovsky, Co-Founder and CEO, Phillipp Postrehovsky, Co-Founder and COO, and Andrew McLeod, CSO.

RentMoola now boasts nearly 30 employees in our Vancouver and Toronto offices to make sure that our product is the very best that it can be, and to make sure that our users have the Cadillac of customer experiences.

One by one, we’re excited to introduce our team members. Each member of our team is here not only because they’re ridiculously talented–but because they love what they do.

We’ve asked Patrick and Philipp Postrehovsky to fill us in on some details about them and about the earlier days about RentMoola and the inner-workings of the awesome machine that is our company!


Tell us, in your own words, about the first few days of RentMoola’s early days.

pat“RentMoola really did startup like most startups do in our garage, well not in our garage exactly, but in my living room. Eventually our office moved over to Starbucks, Urban Fare or basically anywhere with a free hotspot. We finally did get a real office after the first year. The first year of our journey was all about opening the right doors, getting connected with really smart people in our industry, learning about the pain points and getting all our partners and early adopters excited about our vision and platform.  Bootstrapping was the name of the game, we booked all our business travel on using Aeroplan reward miles and pinched all our pennies which we still do today.”

phil

 

“It was all about bootstrapping in the early days! That meant working from Starbucks, using Aeroplan points to travel and even doing customer service on weekends! It sure makes you appreciate how far the company has come in just three years!”


How is it that the two of you are able to work so well together, because as many people with siblings could testify to, it can be difficult to work with family! 

pat

“Our mom always said that we would be a pretty dynamic duo in the boardroom, mom’s know best right? Well she was right for the most part. Being twins means that we have known each other for a very long time and we know what makes the other person tick, it’s a dynamic duo. Our differences is what makes it work as we are each focused on different parts of the business. Despite the occasional disagreement we always hug it out, high five and move on towards building a great company and team.”

phil

 

“The twin factor is a big reason. We’ve been team mates since before we were born and know each others strengths and weakness like no one else.”


What’s the best city you’ve ever rented in? 

pat“Shanghai, China. It’s where the inspiration for RentMoola came from through my personal pain point and that of thousands of other expats paying rent in the city. The rent payment hassle aside, Shanghai is one of the world’s most dynamic global cities that is experiencing tremendous growth. Everywhere you look they are new buildings going up each week. The sheer scale and growth is impressive and every day you can’t help but feel the energy on your commute, at work and the nightlife is pretty great too. There’s never a dull moment in Shanghai.”


Who came up with the name RentMoola?

pat

 

“We wanted to have a simple and memorable name that connected renting and payments. It also helped that the URL was available for $9.99.”

 


Which twin is the better cook, and what’s their best dish?

pat

 

“I earn the Michelin Star hands down in the kitchen, I make a pretty awesome risotto and can follow any recipe. Although not handy in the kitchen with a chefs knife, Philipp is great for his clean up skills and dish duty afterwards. It’s all about team work!”

phil

 

“Patrick has a lot of potential but I’ve been cooking up a storm when it comes to pizza! It’s not just one of my signature dishes, it’s my only dish!”


If you could host any 5 influential people (dead or alive), who would they be, and what music would you play in the background?

phil

 

“I would host James Dyson, Jeff Bezos, Oprah, Ellen and Seth Godin on Necker Island and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons would be softly playing.”

 

pat

 

“Steve Jobs. Richard Branson. Elon Musk. Oprah Winfrey. Bill Gates. All of these individuals achieved great success through their many talents including sheer tenacity, passion, drive and vision. I would ask each of them to bring their own playlist and take turns being the DJ.”


If you could give 3 tips to hopeful co-founders, what would they be?

pat

 

“Have genuine passion for your vision. Surround yourself with people smarter then you. Ignore the naysayers, the more they show up the more likely you’re on the right track.”


Which twin would win in an arm wrestle?

phil

 

“Currently, Patrick! He’s doing Crossfit 4 to 5 times a week and he’s in beast mode!”

 

pat

 

“It’s a draw.”

 


What’s your favourite memory from working with RentMoola in the last three years?

pat

 

“The first time we proceed a rent payment for a tenant! That’s when things became real and it marked the end of the first milestone and the start of many more to come.”


If the RentMoola office had a theme song, what would it be and why?

phil

“ABBA! Patrick and I have both been ABBA fans since we were kids! To this day it’s still our go to Euro Trip music (we were born in Zurich)!”

 

pat“Something by ABBA, probably Money Money Money. We are in the business of making and collecting rent payments easy and rewarding!”

 


 

They must be twins because that last answer was NOT planned!

Now that you know more about the leaders of the company, feel free to get to know the rest of the company one by one in our Meet RentMoola Series on our blog, or by visiting our Team page on our website.

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Rich Elliott

The author Rich Elliott

Rich is the Marketing Director at RentMoola, he enjoys rugby, food, and his pet Corgi Prince.

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