Faros is a marketplace for furnished apartments and housemates that inspires renters to get out of their comfort zones, form lasting relationships, and live richer lives.
Through our platform, hosts market their properties, and renters apply to and book those listings, find housemates, and pay deposits and monthly rent.
We aim to leave everything better than we found it. We hold each other to ethical standards and take responsibility for our actions.
You can learn anywhere — in school, at work, during travels. We treat every experience as a learning opportunity.
With thousands of career options, deciding on a path isn’t easy. We promote trying out careers so you choose one that makes you happy.
We live in a heads-down society driven by devices. We make sure to actively spend time with friends, family, and colleagues in-person.
We’re a fully remote team with all sorts of background. Check outCareersto see our open positions.
Jack is the best person to tell you all about Faros. He focuses on fostering partnerships, finding great talent to join the team, and even writing front-end code from time to time.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Courtney leads design and strategy. She creates human-centered digital experiences for our users. Throughout her career, she focused on education, non-profits, and healthcare sectors.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Zach focuses on building architecture and developing back-end technology. He makes sure everything is built correctly and is quick to fix anything.
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Chelsea leads sales and business development at Faros. She has worked in the tech industry for over 5 years and is a licensed realtor in California.
Burlingame, CA, USA
Aislinn is in charge of helping Faros customers be successful and find joy. She believes in learning everyday and extending grace everywhere.
Katy, TX, USA
Keith brings 20 years of coding experience to the Faros engineering team. He has a passion for writing clean and maintainable code and commits himself to doing the right thing.
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During Jack’s first co-op in the Bay Area, he couldn’t find housing and had to live with a family friend. He continued to struggle to find housing for his following four co-ops.
After some serious coding, we launch the site. Within a month, we have 50 listings and 100 renters.
After Jack and Zach met skiing at Whistler, Jack meets Courtney at a San Francisco design agency. They all join forces.
After Zach finishes university, Courtney and Jack quit their jobs so they can spend all their time working on Faros.
The team finishes Y Combinator (YC), a three-month start-up accelerator program in Silicon Valley with a 1.5% acceptance rate.
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