How Online Dating Helped Thumbtack Raise $100M

by Steven Jacobs
In January 2012, Home Depot bought a small startup, Redbeacon, that allowed shoppers to request quotes from local contractors and other service providers. The company essentially flipped the typical search model on its head: consumers outlined what they wanted, and businesses would come calling. A week before Red Beacon sold, another startup, Thumbtack, raised a relatively sma ...Read the full article