Name: Meghan Martinez
What you’re pitching: Keasy is a software platform that gives property managers, homeowners and investors the ability to remotely manage access to their homes from anywhere in the world using our patent-pending keyless lock and smartphone app. I'm on a mission to keep vacationers safe and protect homeowners' investments.
Position: Founder, Keasy
Hails from: I grew up in a suburb of Memphis, moved to Phoenix to attend ASU in 1995 and have been a Southern girl living in the desert ever since.
Birthday: Nov. 30
Personal life: Married to my favorite person on the planet, mother to an adorable gremlin/terrier rescue named Lucy
Priors: Party girl in college #GoSunDevils; I've sold everything from cars to beachfront homes in Mexico; owner of a funny gift line called Lil Basket Case; co-owner of a snarky T-shirt line, Unsweetened Tee; real estate broker; lifelong dreamer
Pitch inspired by: Allyson Kapin of Women Who Tech, who was kind enough to reach out and encourage me to introduce Keasy to the BlogHer-sphere. It has been a blast, and I'm forever grateful for the opportunity.
Mentor(s)/people who inspire: My mom, for "not breaking my spirit." My dad, for never telling me "no." My brother, for thinking I am hilarious and providing a safe space always to be myself. My husband, for signing up to marry the monster created by the parties listed above and loving me unconditionally. I am inspired and encouraged by strong/funny/smart ladies — Chelsea Handler, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Robin Quivers, Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Schumer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sheryl Sandberg, Sara Blakely and Elizabeth Holmes
Words to live by: "Please" and "thank you"
Last read/watched/listened: Read: Zero to One by Peter Thiel; watched: True Detective Season 2 / Episode 2 #DAMNBIRDMAN; listened: Howard Stern Show, every day
Guilty pleasure: Tater tots, dirty martinis, binge-watching House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black
How I recharge: My ultimate recharge is the beach; it is the end of complications. I also love to read, hike, color, write or spend the afternoon laughing with friends.
Top of travel wish list: Overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, or I'd settle for a few weeks at Necker Island #easytoplease.
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