We believe we can change the way people think about moving stuff.
Who We Are
Co-Founder & CEO
Kristin Toth Smith
Co-Founder & VP of Product
Co-Founder & Senior Software Engineer
Co-Founder & Designer/Front-End Developer
Business Development Associate
Helper Recruiting and Programming Coordinator
Director of Analytics
Jr iOS Developer
Sr. Director of Marketing
What Motivates Us
It's simple: we want to eliminate the stress and hassle of moving.
How Dolly Started
It all started when our Co-Founder Chad, in the midst of a move, found himself barreling down the interstate with a mattress strapped to his car. Forced to take moving matters into his own hands, with his mattress flapping in the wind, it became very clear—there had to be a better way.
Enter Dolly, Your Move Anything App, the stress-free and very affordable way to load, haul and deliver, just about anything, whenever you need it. Request a truck and Helper with the tap of a button, then relax. We'll keep large items off the roof of your car, save you a trip to the chiropractor and help make moving things—big and small—easy and fast.
Where did the name come from?
The founders were enjoying a delicious brunch at Elly's Pancake House in Chicago while taking a break. We had been working on the concept for a few weeks, but had yet to secure a name.
It had to be short and sweet, easy to remember. There had to be a better name than jamming two words together...the perfect name was out there.
Suddenly, one of us knew the object but forgot the name. "It's a tall thing, with wheels...to move stuff. Delivery guys always have them—what's that called?" "DOLLY!"