This quarter we welcomed the two newest RevRoad portfolio companies: Jipe and Transcend Energy. RevRoad’s application process is intentionally extensive in order to match ourselves with companies that we can help successfully grow. While paying close attention to various KPI’s and projections, RevRoad also takes immense care when interviewing and getting to know the leadership teams of each company. After-all, great leaders build great companies. So, let’s dive in with an insider look at the newest RevRoad portfolio companies.
First up, Jipe™ joined the RevRoad portfolio group. Jipe Founder Brenda Anderson dreamed of creating an app that her own children could use. The painstaking process of applying for entry-level positions that her teenagers faced proved to be the perfect space for her to enter.
The Jipe mobile app brings a twist to the job search market, making looking for a job near you simple and fun! Their matching system really works, and eliminates all the unnecessary steps other search tools make you go through when looking for your first job. This makes Jipe the best job search app in the app store!
The free app allows employers and job searches to swipe through options and match up with the best fit for them! This makes the hiring process faster for employers and more engaging for users! Did we mention the app is free for job seekers and has a flat rate for companies listing jobs?
“My son used Jipe to find his summer job this year. It was a quick process. Now he makes $15 per hour and has saved thousands of dollars this summer toward his college fund.”Brenda Anderson during her introductory pitch at the RevRoad on-boarding event.
The Jipe app utilizes the well-known swiping function to make looking for a job as easy as sifting through online dating profiles.
Job + Swipe = Jipe.
Brenda Anderson — Founder and CEO
Juan Trujillo — Owner and Founder
Nate Bradshaw — Angel Investor
Jonathan Christensen — Account Executive
Marcella Hill — Sales Manager
Next, we welcomed the Transcend Energy Group. This team is no stranger to RevRoad. Working alongside their sister company GIG Performance who recently graduated from RevRoad’s program, as graduated portfolio company Gig Performance, the Transcend Energy Group is continuing to revolutionize the transportation industry.
The combustible engine has been overdue for efficiency and performance updates for quite some time. Transcend Energy developed a rotating piston engine and patented the Thunder Rod piece to increase combustion efficiency by 30%. The circular rotation of the Thunder Rod makes the same size engine far more effective because the piston has greater movement, more air flow, and greater power.
“Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity, but it will be a long time before they fully take over the transportation industry. For years to come, the Thunder Rod piston engine will improve the function of current combustion engines.”Brandon Barkdull during their initial meeting with the RevRoad marketing team.
Brandon Barkdull — CEO
Jon Woodward – Inventor
Daria Jones – Investor
Fun Fact: One of the first items of business for Transcend Energy group is naming their parent company. RevRoad’s resources will help with some additional market provide sufficient options and ideas.