Mr. Fox founded the company in 2013 based on his experience working as a landlord of a rental property in Toronto and with a problem landlord in New York City. He found traditional forms of tenant advocacy had limited persuasive power because they had minimal effect on landlords’ bottom lines.
In 2013, Yale launched Rentlogic — a platform that analyzes millions of pieces of data to generate letter grades for buildings across New York City. Rentlogic is the result of Yale’s advocacy for both landlords and tenants, and fostering transparency between them.
His work has been recognized as an innovative approach by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, ProPublica, Wired Magazine and more.
He also hosts and produces of the annual #HackHousing event with the New York Mayor’s Office Community Affairs Unit. This event connects housing non-profits and individuals in the tech sector to work on new solutions within the space.
In University, Yale turned a popular nightclub into a research lab and quantified the nights to improve parties and bottom lines. His work has been featured in textbooks worldwide as well as in 100+ media publications. His research caught the attention of Freakonomics authors Levitt and Dubner, who hired him to produce insights about the hidden side of everything.
In his spare time, Yale continues to hack away. His latest passion project involves the build-out of a custom communication system for his dog, Elly. By combining AI with state-of-the-art sound and voice-recognition equipment, Elly will be able to converse with people, ask for food, and offer opinions.