TommyRun Selected as a Venture Atlanta 2018 Startup Showcase Company

October 09 20:45 2018

ATLANTA, GA – October 9, 2018 – TommyRun has been chosen as one of 34 Venture Atlanta Startup Showcase “companies to watch” at the 11th annual Venture Atlanta conference held in downtown Atlanta October 16, from 5pm to 7pm. Venture Atlanta is the Southeast’s premier event for connecting technology innovation with investment capital. It exclusively comprises the most exciting early-stage businesses that are bringing big ideas to the next decade. The conference includes representation of over 140 funds and a roster of exciting speakers, including former NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson and Dave DeWalt, former CEO of FireEye, McAfee and Documentum. 

TommyRun will be spotlighted during an event on October 16. Investors, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the tech industry will connect and learn more about the vision of TommyRun as the tool of the future for the $400 billion home improvement market.

“TommyRun chose to enter the market through new home construction, explains Bernard Parks, founder and CEO. “Home construction is a $13.2 billion opportunity because contractors value time and efficiency, and they’re willing to pay. TommyRun is onto something and we are only at the very beginning.”

TommyRun plans to expand to Austin, TX in January of 2019, and then onto Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN, as well as Dallas and Houston, TX.

Showcasing the TommyRun model at Venture Atlanta reinforces the path already set towards this expansion. Parks recently graduated from the Techstars Impact Accelerator program, which significantly increased the company’s profile. For example, TommyRun entered Techstars with a record of 226 orders per month and left the 3-month program with a record of 357 orders per month. TommyRun expects to see a continuation of this trend as it expands its service with 120+ local suppliers.

“We launched TommyRun in August of 2017,” says Parks. “We have since delivered over 1500 orders in the Atlanta market alone. This pace places TommyRun on target to make 15,000 deliveries in Atlanta by the end of 2019.”

Finally, TommyRun recently launched its patent-pending technology, which builds a long-term defensible advantage by accounting for weight and dimensions in order to manage the sharing economy fleet. Named “Pinpoint”, this technology allows TommyRun to dispatch the appropriate vehicle based on the size of the order and location of the customer, which will enable the company to enter new markets more efficiently.

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About Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s premier venture conference, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country’s top-tier investors. Now in its 11th year as the region’s largest investor showcase with over 900 attendees, Venture Atlanta connects the best and brightest entrepreneurs with local and national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

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About TommyRun

On average, a contractor in the construction industry goes to retailers at least 3 times per week to pick up additional supplies, accumulating to a loss of $18.1 billion annually. TommyRun solves that problem. TommyRun, a Techstars company that is based in Atlanta, is an on-demand delivery platform for building and construction materials, reducing inefficiencies for builders, opening suppliers to last mile solutions, and increasing wages for day laborers. TommyRun charges a delivery fee based on the weight of purchased materials and delivers within hours.

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