LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- L.A.-based startup DropIn, Inc. will be featured Tuesday, Aug. 2 on the CNBC reality show, West Texas Investors Club. DropIn's Chief Revenue Officer, Jen Friel, appeared on season one, and secured an investment from Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam for $50,000 for 50% of her Florida Keys-based app called "What's Up The App." Friel sold the business in 2015 to local businessmen and is now working on an on-demand live streaming full-service platform called DropIn, Inc.
Founded in May 2015 by entrepreneur Louis Ziskin, DropIn enables insurance and automotive professionals to "be in two places at once." For automotive, they have enabled a "go live" option on a dealer's online vehicle description page (VDP). This option creates a "virtual up" for the sales team, enabling the consumer to remotely and anonymously zero in on what they want to see on the vehicle before ever stepping foot in the dealership.
For insurance, DropIn provides an on-demand solution for both automotive and property/casualty carriers. Adjusters can preview claims before leaving their desks, by leveraging one of DropIn's on-demand associates (called "Droperators"), or by directly sending a SMS link to the claimant at FNOL (first notice of loss) – which, when clicked, enables DropIn to go live within a matter of seconds. (In the fourth quarter of 2016, drones will also be enabled.)
DropIn currently has a pool of 64,000 Droperators nationwide, and over 1,100 drone pilots worldwide (with over 50% being former military veterans). "We are currently transitioning from development to deployment," says Ziskin, referencing the soon-to-launch pilot programs.
West Texas Investors Club airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on CNBC.
For more information or to request a DropIn demo, please visit DropInInc.com.
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