The Daily Deal Media 2011 Conference was fantastic. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to not only learn more about many of the companies we have profiled but also personally meet the Daily Deal Media brain thrust. The conference provided a ton of incite that readers will learn more about as the week progresses. All in all, the feedback I received from those I talked with was that the conference was a hit.
Speaking of hits, one of the companies I interviewed was DealHomer.com. DealHomer is an aggregator based in Florida and is on a mission to differentiate itself from the herd of other aggregators. The company was founded by Fadi Bahri and Tarek Murad and talk about a dynamic duo.
Fadi graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Architectural Engineering then went on to obtain his MS in Structural Engineering. Afterwards, Fadi worked as a successful real estate developer in a Miami area that had more ups and downs than a roller coaster. Fadi decided to jump aboard the Daily Deal Express and teamed up with his long time friend Tarek Murad.
Tarek is just as much an over achiever as Fadi, so it’s no surprise these two got together. Tarek also graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. Not to be outdone by Fadi, Tarek continued on and also received a Masters degree in Perfusion Technology (health specialist that operates the heart-lung machine during open heart surgery) from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
We are still not sure if it wasn’t during a Madden football challenge that the duo came up with creating a one stop deal shopping site and named it DealHomer. In this case, ‘Homer’ has nothing to do with baseball or the infamous beer drinker – DOH! Homer is their cyber pigeon that flies from city to city searching the 130 daily deal sites in order to bring their customers the best deal possible.
DealHomer is set up exceptionally well. Entrance is free and once on board, you can create your own personalized deal space with ease. The company currently aggregates deals in 355 cities and continues to grow. Everyone knows how competitive gamers can be. Fadi and Tarek certainly fit that bill. Don’t expect them to rest on their laurels. They have monetized DealHomer via an affiliate program that currently consists of 165 agreements and growing.
Fadi is the first to tell you that it has taken hard work to get to this level. To take it to the next level (expansion in the European and or South American markets) DealHomer is searching for venture capital or angel funding in the ballpark of $500,000. They have a solid analytical platform as well as the staff that Fadi believes is more than capable to handle the expansion. In the meantime, Fadi and Tarek will continue to do what they do best – growing DealHomer’s data base, expanding markets, adding affiliates and beating anyone at Madden football that is up for the challenge.
Best of luck to both Fadi and Tarek while they traverse the daily deal highway. Stay tuned with Daily Deal Media as we keep you in the know on DealHomer and other fantastic companies.
Lastly, don’t be alarmed if you happen to see a bird carrying a voucher. It’s just Homer the pigeon scoring another fantastic deal for a DealHomer customer.
Source : www.dealhomer.com