I’m excited to start 2022 with a conversation that I had with a former colleague from Reddit, Samantha Carow. Both an all-star engineer and engineering manager at Reddit, she left a year ago to start a company and build a product that helps first time homebuyers.
Samantha is the co-founder and CTO of DwellWell. She co-founded DwellWell with her friend, Matt Canzoneri in January 2021. DwellWell is a platform that helps first time homebuyers navigate the complex and opaque process of buying a home. They offer step by step educational guides, multiple decision making tools, and also connect buyers to vetted real estate agents.
Interestingly, Samantha told me that throughout her career in tech, she had never once considered starting her own company. She had never had the entrepreneurial bug. But that changed the summer of 2020 when Matt pitched her the idea of solving the problems that first time homebuyers face.
Fast forward to March 2021, they had built a “shitty” (her words, not mine 😃) first version of their product, raised a $1m+ seed round and were building out a proper beta of the product with a talented team that would launch later in the year.