A few years ago, a Pomeranian named Sammy went missing in the East Village. I know this because in nearly every single neighborhood in New York, Sammy’s owners posted hundreds of “Missing” signs offering a substantial reward for their beloved pup — impressively enough, in multiple languages that corresponded to each neighborhood.
Whether or not Sammy was ever found remains a mystery to me, but at the time I couldn’t help but think there had to be a better, more social media savvy way to solve these problems within our communities.
Jay Sebben and Pinaki Saha, co-founders of Crowdfynd, are looking to be that very solution. Crowdfynd is a new platform for all of your community reporting needs. Users can report found or missing items with detailed information about the situation and rewards, when applicable. As they describe, “At Crowdfynd, we’re reimagining how the world disseminates information related to personal property and community safety. Whether you’ve lost your favorite scarf or witnessed a break-in, Crowdfynd connects you with other members in your area to increase the awareness of your issue and let citizens quickly take action.”