Andrews Moses is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor based out of Niagara, Ontario. He is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of TenantCube, which is on a mission to help every landlord find the right tenant and keep them longer by providing an amazing renting experience. To learn more about Tenantcube, visit https://tenantcube.com/.
How did you come up with the idea of Tenantcube?
I rented a house to a drug dealer in Canada and found there were no help for landlords. I wanted to build something for myself but realized that it was a bigger problem so I decided to solve it.
How did the founding team come together?
I actually found my co-founder through a Tamil WhatsApp group. Vijay is a friend of a friend. I posted in a group looking for a co-founder and he reached out. We are great buddies now and he is family.
How long did it take for you to generate revenue? What is the revenue model?
We just launched our product and signed our first contract this week. We charge by the number of units/doors managed.
Are you a bootstrapped company? If so, are you looking to raise money? What would make you raise money?
We are an angel-funded company and we are currently looking to raise our pre-seed round. We wanted to have customers and some revenue before we raised.
How has COVID-19 impacted your businesses? How have you adapted?
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed our product development so Vijay moved backed to Chennai from Toronto to run our dev centre. Since our dev team was based in Chennai, we had to adapt to working with our development team remotely. It was a challenge on the business side but customers are quickly adopting to technology changes as the pandemic has actually accelerated the digitization of the traditional rental process/business.
Where do you see Tenantcube in the next 3-5 years? Where do you see yourself in that same time period?
We want to grow to serve thousands of landlords and property managers. Tenantcube should become a platform trusted by both landlords and tenants while making the renting experience as simple/easy as shopping on Amazon.
I see that you are the Founder/CEO of CloudChoice – how does that fit into the big picture for you?
Cloudchoice is a consulting business I used to actively run and it’s now being run by another Tamil friend of mine, Ramesh. The business has a steady flow of revenue which is great, but I’m completely hands off as I’m focused full-time on Tenantcube.
What do you like to do for fun outside of work?
I play squash, cricket in summer along with haning out with my family and friends.
What’s one goal that, if you were to accomplish it over the next three months, would feel like a big win for you?
If we can help landlords avoid the mistakes I made when I first started renting out properties, we will be happy. We are already getting emails from landlords on how we’ve helped them with the rental process which includes finding great tenants (which is not easy).