Adora is CEO and Co-founder of the housecleaning start-up Homejoy which has been rapidly growing in the past 1.5 year and is backed by renowned investors like Google Ventures, Y Combinator and Max Levchin. Adora studied computer science at Clemson University and holds a master’s in economics from the University of Rochester. She was a Ph.D. Candidate but decided to follow her passion and left to pursue startup opportunities. Homejoy’s business model is to connect people with screened, background-checked and certified professional cleaners who help at affordable prices.