RentBuddy and RentRedi: A Tale of Two Startups

In the world of tech startups, the journey from concept to success is thick with challenges and learning opportunities. This talk will explore the contrasting paths of two startups, RentBuddy and RentRedi, both aiming to modernize landlord-tenant software space. Despite similar goals, their outcomes were drastically different. RentBuddy, with its ambitious vision, failed due to overextension and lack of market validation. In contrast, RentRedi’s incremental approach and focus on resilience led to sustainable growth. Drawing from firsthand experience, this talk will examine the lessons learned, highlighting the importance of adaptability, perseverance, and strategic planning in the startup ecosystem.



Hunter Trawick


I’m a software engineer and team lead with a passion for creating enterprise-grade software. With experience in both failed and successful startups, the current focus is on optimizing RentRedi,