In a landscape full of start-ups, one company is making its mark by capitalizing off other start-ups.
Managed by Q is a technology-enabled "smart" office service allowing employees to schedule cleanings, maintenance and even address needs around IT. Their 150 clients include some larger businesses like KickStarter, VaynerMedia, Uber and Bitly.
Founders Saman Rahmanian and Dan Teran launched the company in April, and it has grown 80 clients on their wait list. They've received $2.45 million in funding, with the latest round in November led by Homebrew, RRE Ventures and Haywire VC.
"No company is in business just to run an office space, yet most companies give headcount toward people running the physical space—the products, services and technology," said Teran.
So is Managed by Q aiming to replace the office manager? Not exactly.
Teran said that prior to his company's services, most of his clients' office mangers were often tasked with other more important duties like human resources or social media, working on office management on the side.