Somewhere in Santa Monica at the end of historic Route 66, Panjo’s dozen employees are busily toiling away every day just to please you.
And it all started with one man’s fixation. Panjo Co-founder Chad Billmyer is a hybrid and electric car enthusiast. (His first car was a bright red 2000 Honda Insight.)
After turning to web-based communities to learn how to get better gas mileage out of his hybrid, Billmyer quickly learned that buying and selling with fellow auto enthusiasts left much to be desired: Sellers flaked. Communication was slow. Payments were difficult.
Billmyer thought there had to be an easier, safer, and less frustrating way to buy and sell among like-minded community members.
So Chad set out to build a community of community marketplaces that removed the fragmentation, frustration and fraud from more singular enthusiast transactions.
With the support of cofounders Juan Vasconez, a computer hardware enthusiast, and Tom Gerken, an epicurean, Panjo was born.