A new kind of storage company, MakeSpace is taking the struggle out of storage—and reinventing an antiquated industry in the process. They designed a hassle-free experience that allows people to store and retrieve their belongings on-demand, so they can skip the whole schlep-to-a-storage-unit thing.
However, I wanted to learn more about how their tech, and talent enable MakeSpace to be infinitely more convenient, affordable, and user-friendly than traditional self-storage. In just over 6 years, they have become a top-5 consumer-rated storage company in NYC and expanded to 24 major cities in North America.
Rahul Gandhi is a co-founder and the CEO at MakeSpace, a full-service storage company based in New York that is revolutionizing the 38 billion dollar storage industry. Rahul co-founded MakeSpace in 2013 along with his two co-founders based on their various experiences with self-storage during Hurricane Sandy. They designed MakeSpace to transform the antiquated storage industry, combining innovative technology with a customer-first approach to service.
MakeSpace utilizes data and machine learning to provide a convenient and seamless self-storage experience. Through AI-driven algorithms, customers are able to store and retrieve their items on-demand, receive optimal pricing, easily schedule appointments, track their pick-ups in real-time, leave reviews and tip through the app, and view a secure photo inventory of stored items.
Rahul shares how he has leveraged technology to disrupt the storage industry, raising $55 million in equity financing and the need to adopt more technology within the sector. He also speaks to the benefits this has on cities and urbanization, his journey as an entrepreneur, and more.
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