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About Seth Siegler

Seth is a full stack software engineer, technical consultant and experienced startup founder. He sold his last two startups in the real estate space (Robot Workshop and Curb Call), served as CTO of both acquiring companies and currently offers consulting and custom software services through Hoverboard Labs, from sunny San Diego, CA.

Real Estate and Skunk Works Departments

by Seth Siegler on 12:10 pm April 18, 2017

I’ve been working within the fast-paced, risk-loving, fail-fast worlds of four different real estate industry startups for the the last 10+ years. I founded them all but three were bootstrapped and one was VC-backed. And while two of them went nowhere and two others resulted in exits, in all four, there existed common themes and paradigms that allowed us to get a huge amount of work done with a tiny team and budget. That’s nothing super novel though – all startups benefit from this type … Read More »

My Experience at the RETSLY / Zillow Hackathon

by Seth Siegler on 11:11 am November 21, 2015

I meant to write this immediately following my return from the Zip.Code Retsly Hackathon but I think I literally needed this much time to catch up on the sleep I deprived myself of, over the course of the 34 straight hours I was at the event… I arrived at the Trulia office (site of the event) shortly after my flight arrived in SF. It was Friday night on Nov 6th and I had been struggling hard with a migraine all day long. Not an ideal way to … Read More »

Curb Call – From Hackathon to Production App (Part 1)

by Seth Siegler on 3:27 pm December 1, 2013

It’s been a few weeks since I presented Curb Call, on stage at the Realogy / Retsly hackathon, the day before the NAR Expo in San Francisco. For those unfamiliar with it, it’s most easily described as “Uber for real estate”, where home buyers in the field can call for agents to initiate showings, as soon as possible. It gives agents a way to monitize small windows of downtime in their day by marking themselves as “available” to receive showing requests. I worked as a lone … Read More »

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