By: Marisa Herman Associate Editors
You can search for the cheapest flight or vacation package via sites like Expedia or Travelocity Now, you can compare cell phone providers, mortgage rates and cable services side-by-side thanks to a new website squeeze.com.
The Boca Raton-based start up launched its website last month. The goal: squeeze your recurring household bills all through one convenient website.
The concept of convenience and comparison shopping for monthly household bills came to Elias Janetis, founder and CEO of squeeze.com while he was sitting on an airplane at LaGuardia’s tarmac.
“It came to me in a vision,” the Boca Raton resident said. “I see the world through problem and solution.”
It was 7:35 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2015. He was sitting in seat 1C.
“I saw the name, the concept and said this is what I am supposed to do,” he said.
He said he had spent the summer praying and mediating, looking for what his next project would be. He had recently sold his company MobileHelp, a medical alert system, and was looking to take on a new job.
The next morning after that flight, the father of four got to work on his new company. Two days later, he hired Squeeze’s first employee. Over the next 30 months, he built a team to develop his idea and turn it into a live website. Squeeze is located at FAU’s Tech Runway.
You can “squeeze” your mortgage loan, personal loan, auto loan, credit card, insurance, phone bill, internet bill, cable bill and more all in one place— for free.
“Squeeze provides ways to save on 70 percent of the average American’s household budget,” he said. “We’re the first platform to create a one-stop shopping experience for recurring bills with easy-to-access information allowing consumers to finally squeeze back, what took hours, now takes minutes.”
You can compare all types of providers in one place. You can select the one that is right for you and sign up for the service right on the Squeeze site, saving time and money.
“What we have been able to do is nothing short of amazing or a miracle,” Janetis said. “What Squeeze does for bills is what Expedia did for travel. It’s going to be a big company.”
The idea is to empower customers so they know what their options are when it comes to selecting a service provider.
“What Google is to search and Facebook is to social media, I want Squeeze to be for personal finance,” he said. “We want to help people switch to save.”
For more information, visit www.squeeze.com.