Property management app Terra has just landed a high-profile new board member. Brill Garrett, wife of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, has joined the advisory board of Terra App Technologies Inc., where she’ll assist the company in forming new strategic partnerships. Garrett, who graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, is just the latest in a long list of female entrepreneurs who’re getting involved with the Dallas tech community.
Dallas-based Terra App Technologies was founded back in 2014 by local entrepreneurs Kedreon Cole, a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, and Michael Smith, an SMU alumnus. The company launched its app “Terra” later that year, specifically targeted at Airbnb hosts. Terra is a comprehensive property management app that lets landlords book trade professionals to carry out property maintenance tasks with just a few clicks, saving them a significant amount of time and money. The app can also be used by professional contractors too, for example lawn care service providers, who can sign up to advertise their services to property owners through the app.
Terra has grown its presence from Dallas/Fort Worth to service cities including Austin, Atlanta, Houston, Orlando, Washington D.C. and more, and is looking to expand further by targeting “young, creative class professionals that have recently relocated or manage investment properties”.
Terra announced Garrett’s arrival last week at the 1 Million Cups event in the Dallas Entrepreneur Center in Downtown Dallas. 1 Million Cups is a popular weekly startup event that provides startup founders and entrepreneurs with a platform to pitch their ideas to local business leaders, investors and other startup community members.
“Brill will add a wealth of knowledge and insight that helps us navigate some of the challenges with scaling our company”, enthused Smith in a statement to welcome Garrett aboard the team.
Garrett’s decision to join Terra isn’t just a boost for the company, but for the entire startup community in Dallas, which has struggled to gain the same level of recognition as other well-known cities like Austin and Silicon Valley. More influential names getting involved brings national attention to what’s going on in our city, and will hopefully lead to other high-profile and talented individuals taking an interest in the strides Dallas-Fort Worth’s entrepreneurs are making.