Pennie Homa - Homa2U
Building Materials and Interior Finishes Marketplace
This week we are joined by Pennie Homa of Homa2U, which is an online to offline (O2O) building materials and interior finishes marketplace supplied from brand new items through to unused construction materials, discarded, and overstock markets.
This was a great conversation where we talk about the industry background Pennie had before launching Homa2U. We discuss the wastage problem that exists in construction because of the standard practice of having safety stock. We close the conversation discussing the types of customers and how technology can reduce the wastage and give these products second life.
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Where to find Pennie Homa:
• LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pennie-homa/
• Homa2U: https://www.homa2u.com/
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In this episode, we cover:
[1:26] From a family business background to launching a startup
[5:20] Overstock in construction is a serious waste problem
[10:46] Managing the resale process
[15:00] The typical customer profile
[21:30] Planning required for an expansion to Singapore
[29:26] Defining success as an organization
[32:13] Closing questions