Porch.com, one of the big online services covered in our "Repair Wars" feature last November, has dropped two of its major features, embraced another, and instituted a big change in one of its other key programs.
“Building a company is hard. It's all about focus. And we got a little bit distracted," Porch CEO Matt Ehrlichman said in an interview. He said he even considered selling the company. The USA Today article adds:
Now Porch has dropped both the Home and Neighborhood Report and the Home Assistant Service. Instead, "it is pursuing a video-chat based approach to home repair anchored to Porch’s fall acquisition of online help site Fountain," the newspaper says. And it has placed Porch employees in several dozen Lowe's stores.
Check out USA Today's interview and video for more insights.