Hey there, I'm Zach, and I'm happy you're here! I grew up in a small city called Barrie, Ontario, Canada. I went to the University of Waterloo for Computer engineering, a cooperative education program, so while I was in school, I also did eight coops (or internships) at various companies like Farmlogs, Carrot, and Universe.
While in school, I also did a bunch of traveling with Hacker Paradise. I got the opportunity to live in Portal and Peru for multiple months. These trips were some of the highlights of my life.
In 2016 I co-founded Kopa with Jack and Courtney. It was originally called PadPiper. We founded it on the belief that there is a better way to rent. Housing is such an important piece of our lives, yet it is one of the most stressful to acquire. We built Kopa to be the most streamlined process for renting a home, from searching to paying and moving in. Kopa went through YCombinator in Winter 2019 and has since expanded to over 300 cities in the United States and helped thousands of people find homes.
Recently, I've stepped back from Kopa to work on other things. Currently, I am on the engineering team at WorkOS and doing some investing on the side.