January 25, 2017 – YC Blog
Penned by YCombinator as the Basecamp for Facility Maintenance. We are excited to announce that UpKeep is partaking in YC’s Winter 2017 batch, we will be on Hacker News today to talk about what we’re building.
Join us today & ask us questions on this thread.
We sat down with Y Combinator earlier this week and answered some questions they had for the community at large:
What are you making?
UpKeep is building Basecamp for facility maintenance teams.
Why did YC invest in UpKeep?
“Ryan has created an incredible product for facility maintenance. Both the maintenance workers and their managers love it.” – Tim Brady, YC Partner
How is it better than other options on the market?
The desktop software used by most facilities teams has an interface that’s so difficult to use most people revert to pen/paper and manually entering data into Excel.
Why did you build UpKeep?
The founder, Ryan Chan, was an engineer at a chemical manufacturing plant and saw the maintenance techs using pen and paper to track their tasks and record field data. Ryan decided there had to be a better way for maintenance teams to work together and communicate – so he quit his job, learned to code and built UpKeep.