By Steve Pratt
Steve Miller, Steffi Graf and Josh Kline
Los Angeles resident Josh Kline saw an opportunity to help those in need, and he decided to do something about it. Kline, an active member at the Mulholland Tennis Club, launched a website and app called have|need.
Put simply in a recent note to his current investors and partners, Kline stated: “We all have things we don’t need and need things we don’t have. While millions of people have smartphones and internet access, according to a Forbes study, over 60% of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $500 emergency. Enter have|need.”
The startup company closes the loop to help people get what they need through providing what they have in exchange. have|need is the first multi-party barter platform for goods and services. It can match the haves and needs of a virtually limitless number of individuals, creating an increased sense of community, sharing, reuse and sustainability...
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