SpareFoot is Seeking to Hire 30 More Employees

SpareFoot, one of the most successful startups to spin out of Capital Factory, is hiring 30 employees for its “Amazing Customer Experience” call center team. The Austin-based startup plans to host a “speed dating” event at its corporate headquarters to find the new employees to answer calls from prospective customers looking for self-storage. SpareFoot already […]

SpareFoot Employees Provide Swag Bags for Foster Children

The employees at SpareFoot are a generous bunch. During Thanksgiving, they launched a food drive to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. And during this holiday season, the SpareFoot employees collected nearly $1,000 to buy items for its first-ever “Operation Swag Bag initiative.” They came up with the idea after reading an article titled “The […]

SpareFoot Spearheads Startup Food Drive

SpareFoot, an innovative startup in the storage business, has launched a food drive to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin just in time for Thanksgiving. The company has so far brought in more than 800 food items such as cans and other non-perishable goods, which is about four times as much as its […]

SpareFoot Raises $10 Million More in Funding

The fun loving startup, SpareFoot that has created the nation’s largest online storage marketplace, has just raised $10 million in venture capital from Insight Venture Partners. Austin-based SpareFoot has raised $26 million since its founding in 2008. New York-based Insight Venture Partners provided $22 million of those funds. Its other major investors include Capital Factory, […]

SpareFoot Takes Gold at Austin’s Third Annual Startup Olympics

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News “Eye of the Tiger” throbbed in the background, interrupted only by periodic swells of cheering as various teams won beer pong, foosball, darts and myriad other games at the third annual Startup Olympics in Austin Music Hall Saturday. Sixteen startup teams competed but SpareFoot triumphed, winning more […]

SpareFoot Launches Battle of the Storage Bands Contest in Austin

Music and technology go hand in hand like bananas and cheerios, coffee and biscotti and alligators and a swamp. And the music and tech industry in Austin work together in such perfect harmony like Paul McCartney’s Ebony and Ivory lyrics. “Ebony, Ivory Living In Perfect Harmony Ebony, Ivory, Ooh” So it just makes sense, so […]

Sparefoot and Sputnik Creative Make Best Young Companies to Work for List

Turnstone, in partnership with Wharton management professor and human resource expert Peter Cappelli, has selected 15 Best Young Companies to Work for nationwide. The list includes two companies in Austin: Sparefoot, an online marketplace for self-storage, and Sputnik Creative, a digital and branding studio. Turnstone received more than 100 nominations in its inaugural contest. Turnstone […]

SpareFoot Donates Storage Space to Colorado Flooding Victims

Austin-based SpareFoot is donating a month of storage to businesses, families and individuals who need temporary space because of the massive flooding. SpareFoot will pay up to $100 for the first month of self-storage rent for facilities within a 75 mile radius of Boulder, Co. The offer is good until Oct. 16th. “The images of […]

Austin Chamber’s New A-List of Startups to Watch

Stacy Zoern, CEO of Community Cars, Inc., runs a car manufacturing business out of Pflugerville. But that’s not the most remarkable part. Zoern, who uses a wheelchair to get around, wanted to find a car that would provide independence to wheelchair users. Online, she found the Kenguru, an electric smart car. Only problem was the […]

Sparefoot Spearheads Back to School Supply Drive

Will Tweet or Facebook post for school supplies. That’s the idea behind a social charity program spearheaded by Austin tech startup Sparefoot, which puts consumers in touch with storage facilities. Sparefoot will donate $3 worth of basic school supplies for every Facebook share and Tweet about what memento they’ve stored since grade school. The donations […]