Jeff Bennett has been involved in startups since the mid-90s, but he’s hoping that his newest venture can do something a little extra for the world.
Jeff is the CEO of Swap.com, a website that brings people together to “swap the stuff that they have for stuff that they want.” There’s no bidding of any kind and no money is exchanged. You simply offer something up to trade — anything you have lying around in your house, really — and in exchange, you get to pick from thousands of items other users have uploaded.
“The goal for the company is to build the largest community of swappers, essentially a peer to peer community that operates around the globe,” he told The Huffington Post by phone from the Swap.com offices in Boston. “Millions of people engage in this activity around the world, you know? This has gone on for thousands of years. We’re just trying to make it easier.”