Stephanie Ricci contributed to this story.
Buying a home comes with a mountain of new information that requires a whole new skill set. When Adrienne Jung first bought hers in 2021, the scattered load of data proved to be overwhelming, and she quickly felt out of control with no easy way to keep track of it all. She’s not alone.
Not surprisingly, studies show that moving is one of the most stressful life events individuals go through.
Between cabinets loaded with business cards, loose warranties, and keeping track of passwords to streaming services, managing a household—especially a new one—on top of a busy work schedule can yield a complex web of daunting tasks.
“I started creating spreadsheets and tried using different software,” said Jung, co-founder, and CEO of eeva. “There are hundreds of comprehensive productivity tools to do better work in the office, but not to help me manage my household.”
Professionally, Jung has built her career in operational excellence and corporate efficiency, so it was a natural fit. With over 10 years of experience in leadership roles, she has led organizations through complex operational roadmaps and significant change.
And so, alongside co-founder Jarrod Nichol, a 20-year entrepreneur who has launched several successful businesses, she created eeva, a revolutionary home management system in the form of a mobile app to help people stay on top of their home life.
Leading the smart in smart homes
The hometech startup is developing the next generation of tools that will transform how property owners interact with their homes, and their families. Smarter hometech for a smoother homelife balance.
Through a centralized database, consumers gather and then access all information regarding their property and family management.
This means that anything between contractor information, schedules, chore lists, and directories live in one organized place. Select information may also be shared with family members for improved collaboration.
“We’re taking the technological advances that have been done in the corporate setting such as CRM, ERPs and project management tools, and building the equivalent ecosystem for homes,” said Jung.
With the added benefit of artificial intelligence, the software aims to help homeowners be proactive in their home maintenance, saving them money and time down the line.
Eeva also plans to offer a marketplace connecting users to home products and services, with a comprehensive rating and review system.
Since its soft launch, the startup has geared its focus toward raising funds to build its first minimum viable product. Targeting the North American market, eeva has opened its doors to invite in early adopters curious to be among the first in the world to experience the benefits the platform has to offer.
The rise of home-centric technology
It’s an exciting time for the next generation of homeowners. According to the Census Bureau, the number of American homeowners has increased to 143 million, and 37 % of new home buyers are now tech-savvy millennials.
Consequently, interest in smart home technology has spiked, and the emergence of new and innovative home technologies such as smart door locks, surveillance, and voice assistants point to a burgeoning market trend for the tech-savvy household. As a result, U.S. households are filled with such gadgets, counting a total of 22 connected devices on average, revealed a survey.
The post-pandemic future is clearly tech-driven, and innovative technologies are consistently reinforcing the idea that time is one of our most valuable resources, especially time spent with people we love.
With solutions like eeva bursting to the scene, so much potential is created to revolutionize how we spend our precious time by changing how we run our precious homes. Personalized hometech may just be the key to leading more efficient lives with greater rewards.