Somewhere in Santa Monica at the end of historic Route 66, the Panjo team is busily toiling away every day to provide a great and secure experience for buyers and sellers alike.
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-based marketplace that removes the fragmentation, frustration and fraud from more singular enthusiast transactions.
With the support of cofounder Tom Gerken, an epicurean, Panjo was born.