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My Panda is your Personal Assistant Next Door App. We help busy, ambitious people connect to the village of support around them so they can get more done and get back time to do what they love.
The days of having a built-in support system of extended family and community are gone for most of us. Today's families live further away from these villages and are more isolated due to a myriad of reasons.
But what if you could have that support around you again, with only a few clicks on your phone?
Say hello to My Panda.
We leverage technology and the trust of the hyper-local community to connect users with vetted and screened personal assistants who live nearby. Think Taskrabbit meets Nextdoor. We help our users experience Liberation Through Delegation.
80% of working Americans suffer from time scarcity.
Today's driven, ambitious woman strives to do it all, at work, with her family, and in her community. There is too much to do, not enough time to do it, and not enough hands to help get it done. She wishes that she could have it all without having to do it all.
With families living further apart, and 7 out of 10 professional adults not knowing who their next-door neighbor is, time scarcity turns into a support scarcity.
Our story starts with our CEO, Tamara, a single working mother of two. One day, she was having a conversation with a friend who was a dog walker - she confided in her that so many of the houses she went into could use more than a dog walk. If they would just throw her $20 bucks she would be happy to clean their kitchen to help them out. That was something that Tamara knew she could use herself! That was her aha moment. There are plenty of people all around us to help, we just need a better way to connect with them.
So we set out to create something that could connect these two groups, helping them both at the same time.
How Does it Work?
We screen and hire Pandas - Personal Assistants Next Door, who live in the same hyper-local community as our users - they generally live within a few miles. When our user submits a request - it goes out to the Pandas in their area. We have hired only the best applicants to become Pandas and they choose the jobs they are best suited for, allowing them to do work that they enjoy, in their neighborhood.
We are the only service app out there that will allow you to ask for help with the many different things that are actually on your to-do list - just imagine...you pick up your phone and enter exactly what you need into the app:
"Please arrange for the plumber to come on Thursday, figure out our meals for the weekend, grocery shop and when you get to the house to meet the plumber and put away the groceries, take the chicken out of the freezer and swap the clothes into the dryer, empty the dishwasher and take the dog out for a quick walk."
And then your trusted Panda arrives and takes care of it all while you are out living the rest of your life. This is what we want to bring to women around the country.
We strive to empower women, whether by hiring them or by assisting them. In fact, 95% of our Pandas are women and 90% of our users are. We know that if the women in a community are supported, they will do more to improve the entire community.
Traction & Goals
We have provided services for over 500 users in the Atlanta area since our app launched. Nearly 50 Pandas are onboarded, trained and ready to step in and help our ever expanding base of clients. We have app downloads in 47 states and are excited to expand nationwide in the coming years.
We are raising $22K in this campaign to help fund our expansion into 5 new areas north of Atlanta (in orange below). We are testing out new digital marketing strategies and streamlining our hiring practices. Once we have successfully expanded into these areas, we will have the blueprint for future expansions and we will be able to come to your town even sooner!
Our Offer to You
We have some wonderful rewards for you to take part in on our campaign! From getting resources to help you manage your home, to an intimate private dinner with leaders in the Atlanta startup ecosystem. But, most of all you get the reward of knowing that you have done your part to help thousands of women get the support they need to live a rich, fulfilled life. Thank you so much for your support to get My Panda to the next level!