Product

Breather is a rapidly growing startup focused on the unlocking of private space with smartphones.

Our product is a network of rooms you can unlock with your phone at any time. It is live and successful in two markets, with spaces being used for phone calls, meetings, work with strong wifi requirements, as pop-up shops, etc.

For our users, Breather replaces or augments their office. Active users use our network up to 3x per week at a cost of 15-25$ per hour, occasionally up to 100$+ per week.

Our mission is to be able to unlock hundreds of thousands, or millions, of doors across the world, on-demand. Highly valuable for travelers or other people in transit, the Breather network is also used by locals as an "in between space" while they are away for home or work.

Why Us?

Growing incredibly fast, a bunch of great investors, tackling a very hard problem with lots of online / offline components.

Location
San Francisco, Boston, New York City
Size
11-50 employees
Funding
$6M Series A in 2014
$1.5M Seed in 2013
Markets
Mobile, Real Estate, Hospitality, Collaborative Consumption
Last active
Today
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marketing
$60K – $85K Salary
0.0% – 0.05% Equity
Full Time · San Francisco
sales
$60K – $85K Salary
0.0% – 0.05% Equity
Full Time · Boston
finance
$70K – $150K Salary
0.0% – 0.1% Equity
Full Time · New York City
operations
$60K – $90K Salary
No equity
Full Time · Boston

Founders

Caterina Rizzi
Caterina Rizzi
Co-founder, Head of Product & Experience @Breather · Previously Creative Director at @the-swap-team-1
Julien Smith
Julien Smith
Founder @Breather • NYTimes bestselling author • Investor @Circa, @Fonderie 47

Team

Theo Ephraim
Theo Ephraim
Full-stack engineer/designer @Breather. Startup entrepreneur and @500 Startups alum.
Davey Randa
Davey Randa
Founder Oasis • Worked at @Gametime, @LevelUp • Studied at @Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business, @BU
Jason Stanley
Jason Stanley
Data for Insight and Foresight; Business Intelligence Researcher; Rhodes Scholar; PhD New York University
Adam Wright
Adam Wright
Creative-thinker. Relationship-builder. Risk-taker. @UCSB @Breather
Packy McCormick
Packy McCormick
Breather NYC City Manager, ThrowGo Founder, ex-BofAML IB, Sumeria Group Advisor, @duke Graduate.
Lee Moulton
Lee Moulton
Head of Biz Dev & Partnerships @ Breather. 5+ years at Goldman Sachs. YC Start-Up School 2013/2014. Extremely strong sales and deal experience. Proven closer.

Investors

Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk
Partner in VaynerRSE CEO of VaynerMedia Jets Fan 
Investments
Adaptly, Decisive, Forrst, Bindo, Yobongo, Postling, Rapportive, Path, Songza, After School, Tonx (Acquired: Blue Bottle Coffee), Uber, 9GAG, Thuzio, BabbaCo, AlphaBoost, Soldsie, ze frank games, Handmade Tea, Circa, Prosodic, PrePlay, Gowalla, Ning, SimpleGeo, Tumblr, Twitter, Venmo, Food52, Wildfire Interactive, Meetup, Excelerate Labs, Dataminr, Birchbox, Olive Interactive, Cabana App, FOBO, Karma, Milk, Percolate, Namely, Brit + Co, CO Everywhere, Bark & Co (BarkBox, BarkPost, BarkShop), Airtime, Ze Frank Games, AnyPerk, Couple, FancyHands, basno, PICT, Curio Road, Panna, Vengo, Storefront, Partnered, Cozy, RebelMouse, gumhouse, Grand St., Breather, BloomThat, Cuurio, Hightower, Carnival Mobile, MakeSpace, Grove Labs, Spring, Trippeo, RebelMail, Cord, Stowaway Cosmetics, Stem, Hexagram, Textingly, Meerkat
Loic Le Meur
Loic Le Meur
Founder of social software app @Seesmic and LeWeb conference the #1 european tech conference
Investments
WP Engine, Trivop, SmartThings, Zendrive, Breather, Sunrise, Animoca Brands
Parker Thompson
Parker Thompson
Partner @500 Startups. Code + BD @Pivotal Labs. Code @Placesite. Hoarding data @Internet Archive. Digital copyright stuff @UC Berkeley iSchool.
Investments
500 Startups, Binpress, TradeHill, Geekatoo, Keen IO, Cityblis, HomeLight, Zoomforth, Impact Dialing, LE TOTE, PredictionIO, Wiser, Mayvenn, Reesio, LaunchTrack, Social Tables, Primeloop, Populr.me, SkyGiraffe, ViralGains, OLSET, PeopleGraph, Promolta, TRDATA, StudySoup, Hatch, Partender, Sidelines, AuditFile, BidAway, Greentoe, RealtyShares, Merchbar, Algolia, Whale Path, Breather, Holidog, AirPair, CareLuLu, Vizalytics Technology, BOXC, Iterable, VenueSpot, Smith, Rapt.fm, VideoSelfie, BacklotCars, Thinknum, Sales Beach, myTips, Doorman, Shippo, BTCjam, LendSquare, Givesurance - Donation Wallet, FameBit, Revivn, Whim, ALLDAY, Simmr, Ohmconnect, Uplette, Surefield, Remoov, Rover, Uguru.me, Gymtrack, Lish, Allay, AcceptOn
Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh
General Partner, Structure. investors in Uber, SurfAir, Boatbound, Pogoseat, Breather, +70 more. founded and sold companies. Under-utilized assets and capacity.
Investments
PRIMARQ, DOZ, WillCall, Slated, Uber, Talkable, Vessel, GuestDriven, The Muse, BetterCompany, Salesforce, 15Five, Daemonic Labs, Surf Air, CareGuide, PodPonics, Red Clay, Pogoseat, Crossfader, Knotch, Feastly, Partnered, eShares, Sumazi, Gigit, Boatbound, trailerpop, In Your Corner, Breather, popexpert, Bohemian Guitars, KangaDo, MoviePass, Smith, Ongig, Shyp, Lenda, fitmob, Sourceeasy, Totspot, Doorman, Exitround, Gigster, PeerSpace, Dating Ring, Cargomatic, MakeSpace, Ohmconnect, 99Gamers, Skedadel, Equidate, Pillow, Near Me, Fixed, Stitch, AngelList Syndicates Fund I, Jobr, HONK, Unshackled, GoGoGab, Kash, Zen99, Assist, Flatbook
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Slow Ventures
Ideas for the long term.
Investments
StyleSeat, Artsy, Mitoo, AngelList, Postmates, NationBuilder, WillCall, Tonx (Acquired: Blue Bottle Coffee), Wanelo, Tilt, Hinge, Contactually, Threadflip, Do, Experiment, Geckoboard, Able Lending, Circa, Facebook, Liftopia, Minted, Dropbox, Evernote, Change.org, Birchbox, Radius, Blue Bottle Coffee, 15Five, Weotta, Wealthfront, Nextdoor, FOBO, Luluvise, Slack, Codecademy, Joyus, Betable, Percolate, Nest, Amen, Bark & Co (BarkBox, BarkPost, BarkShop), Apigy, Sonalight, Highlight, Mattermark, Refresh, Swell Radio (acquired by Apple), DIY, Knotch, Urban Remedy, Brewster, Partnered, Hangtime, Lever, YPlan, Tindie, Dash, Whistle Labs, NewCo, Mavrx, Kiwi, Breather, SilverCar, Sunrise, Amino Apps, Tachyus, Rachio, Other Machine Company, Leap Transit, Loom, Hipcamp, Opsmatic, Robinhood, SocialRadar, Depict, Sendbloom, Shippo, Last, Amplitude, Technical Machine, MakeSpace, Niche, Dots, Spring, Mindie, Product Hunt, California Sunday, Exposure, Skedadel, Goop, Shout, Front, Pillow, Managed by Q, Button, Radico, Casper, PicnicHealth, Helium, Opendoor, Complex Polygon, Bucket by Enchanted Labs, Earnest, Luxe, Barks & Rec, Quibb, Strut, Worksteady, PocketCoach, WUT, Cord, Stowaway Cosmetics, Workpop, Narvii, Accion Systems, Resy Network, Parenthoods, Mave, TXN, Assist, Wake, Smarking, Swipe, HyperScience, Yoi, Moxxly, OnboardIQ, Even, VIDA & Co., Meerkat, Amberjack, PillPack, Wag
Dave McClure
Dave McClure
Founding Partner @500 Startups. previous: @PayPal, Facebook fbFund, Founders Fund, @Mint.com, SimplyHired. Geek, entrepreneur, marketer, investor, Sith Lord.
Investments
Boomerang (Baydin), Graphicly, Appstores, WePow, ecomom, Riskpulse, Curios.me, StyleSeat, Lucid Software, Gengo, Shoppable, CardMunch, Decisive, Boost Media, Humanoid, StartupDigest, TeliportMe, DailyWorth, Relevvant, FeeFighters, InternMatch, Elevate, AllTrails, 500 Startups, Paidy, AwayFind, Mitoo, Forrst, Stickery, GinzaMetrics, 9slides, BizeeBee, Evo, Iconfinder, DOZ, Affordit, Proven, Skipola, Creative Market, Vayable, Postling, Pick1, Beau.com, Brilliant, PrintMo by Keen, RAIN, Tip or Skip, Rapportive, Bloodhound, Binpress, Motion Math, Fileboard, Manpacks, LaunchRock, Jexy, Vidcaster, Chromatik, Trusted Insight, Toshl Finance, Kibin, Craft Coffee, MogoTix, Tout, blissmo, Vittana, PicCollage, Macropod Software, The IdeaLists, Zerply, Groupiter, Vulcun, drumbi, PostRocket, LocBox, Welcu, Mocavo, Teamly, Intenta, Oto Analytics, Gizmo, Vungle, Scaffold, Saygent, CapLinked, Sidewalk, PerkHub, Spoondate, 955 Dreams, Symphony, Visually, 我搭车 Wodache, Colingo, Artsicle, ReadyForZero, SocialWire, WillCall, Farmeron, Intercom, Life360, Relevant, Hello World, Deep Fried Manna, ActivityHero, OtherInbox, Estately, Recurly, Udemy, Network, Hunie, Daily Aisle, LaunchBit, Votizen, FastCustomer, 9GAG, Habit Labs, ChirpMe, The RealReal, WeddingLovely, 42Floors, ChannelMeter, Amicus, MediaSpike, Mile High Organics, Culture Kitchen, Kitchit, Open Air Publishing, Coderbuddy, Lettuce, oneforty, Loku, Tinfoil Security, Chalkable, Console.fm, Talkable, Babelverse, NewHound, IMRSV, Cake Health, Cadee, Geekatoo, MeMeTales, Bunndle, From.Us, Rentlord, Everpix, UserVoice, Snapette, HighScore House, NXTP Labs, Unbounce, Pay By Group, Picplum, Keen IO, MightyText, Replay, by Stupeflix, simplehoney, Conekta, Intiza, Vessel, TouristEye, CompStak, Waygo, Chill, Jamalon, Spinnakr, Triptrotting, GoSpotCheck, Lovely, Tailored, Safe Shepherd, Remind, WhoAPI, Switchcam, Contactually, RolePoint, MoPix, BrandBoards, LOOKK, Love With Food, Happy Inspector, MixRank, Club W, Shareaholic, Cityblis, Glyder, FlyData, Tello, creators of PassTools, Pixowl, Experiment, Soldsie, Shopseen, Descomplica, Geckoboard, Tie Society, Karma, ERPLY, TwitMusic, Moveline, CoContest, BrightNest, Appbistro, Bit.ly, Credit Karma, CrowdFlower, FanBridge, Mashery, Richrelevance, SendGrid, Simply Hired, Slideshare, TaskRabbit, TeachStreet, Twilio, Mint, Crocodoc, Wildfire Interactive, Flowtown, WePay, GroupSpaces, Brainient, E la Carte, Chirply, Bitly, Makerbot, Republic Project, Mailstrom, SiteJabber, Moonfruit, Free Gifts, 64 Pixels, Space Pencil, Bionic Panda Games, Luxr.co, Fooda, Formative Labs, Ordrx (fka Ordr.in), Senzari, EventVue, Zappli, Behance, Jeeran, Yogome, LeadGenius, ZipDial, Cashie Commerce, PayrollHero, Peatix, Cambrian Genomics, Fontacto, MakeLeaps, Clarity, Lockitron, Wiser, ShareBloc, Gyft, Mayvenn, AirPR, Burner, Bark & Co (BarkBox, BarkPost, BarkShop), mom trusted, Moshi, Mint, Worldly Developments, TextualAds, Mill River Labs, Linkdex, Road Hero, Lexity, Instamojo, userfox, Reesio, Transcriptic, Flightfox, Ninja Blocks, WePlann, Clipstar, CareGuide, HER, Womply, HireArt, Maker, Reclip.It, TenderTree, Credii, Shoptouch, PublikDemand, Tuckernuck, LaunchTrack, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Bankons, Leaky, Monogram, Social Tables, Mattermark, Primeloop, Cubie, Pogoseat, PICT, Nitrous, KiteReaders, AdStage, videogram, WeDidIt, Golden Gate Ventures, Lookmark, Speek, Kinnek, Senior Reports, ViralGains, Airseed, Virool, App.io, Hornet, Tradesy, Dealflicks, DocDoc, Storefront, Boxbee, BabyList, StartupHouse, Promolta, TRDATA, TasteSpace, NoRedink, Flyer, dakwak, SpotHero, Credit Karma, Hangtime, PlayCanvas, StudySoup, Partender, iDreamBooks, Nuzzel, BabyJunk, Eversnap Photography, WalletKit, Pijon, SupplyHog, Floqq, Goldbely, femeninas, PriceBaba, AuditFile, Qual Canal, GreenGar, Mystery Science, Cleanify, POPAPP, Greentoe, AdEspresso, Remark, RealtyShares, WUZZUF, AbbeyPost, Boatbound, eTobb, SilverPush, Merchbar, tushky.com, WHILL, Disruption, inDinero, Versus, SearchMan, MailLift, Breather, Holidog, Bohemian Guitars, Tamatem, CareLuLu, SchoolAdmissions, InstaGIS, Humtap, KangaDo, CultureAlley, Vizalytics Technology, ShareRoot, BOXC, uBiome, EquityZen, Iterable, VenueSpot, Equipboard, Autonomous, ShopGo, Dropifi, CultureMap, Konnecti, Rapt.fm, VideoSelfie, Shopeando, BacklotCars, Lenda, ProSky, Thinknum, Popbasic, Sales Beach, Sourceeasy, Totspot, myTips, Doorman, CareerDean, eponym, BTCjam, YogaTrail, Contentools, TargetingMantra, Omvana, Avanoo, Cleanly, ZootRock, SoundBetter, Admission Table, Shelf.com, Qraved, ElWafeyat, Slidebean, Lumific, Givesurance - 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