Home Services

  • The Power of Pairing: 4 Reasons Matching Is Gaining Traction in Local Home Services

    … homeowners with local home service professionals. Unlike a traditional directory of business listings, a matching platform collects information about a consumer’s hiring need and presents a handful of professionals that best fit those specific parameters. Thumbtack just raised $125 million for its matching service; Porch and Angie’s List have pivoted…

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  • Realtors Can Recommend Their Favorite Local Businesses Using HomeKeepr

    … with their neighbors. Perhaps they don’t have enough five-star reviews or maybe they just didn’t pop up first on a Google search. HomeKeepr, a home vendor recommendation web and mobile app, is poised to help out the store next door. Co-founded in 2014 by CEO Rob Morelli, the app connects homeowners and soon-to-be homeowners with a network of home service…

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  • Can Home Services Really Be Uber-ed?

    … Over the last several weeks, there’s been an enormous amount of interest in announcements by Amazon and Google about moving into the home services space. The “on-demand” economy seems to be finally descending on one of the oldest of sectors: taking care of your house. Having led a lead-generation company serving the home services industry…

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  • Why the Home Services Market Suddenly Exploded in Startup Land

    … Few things can be as tedious, time consuming, and expensive as home improvement. Seattle’s Pro.com connects people with local home improvement professionals in a way that’s similar to ordering food or making dinner reservations. The service is fast and seamless, an exhaustive one-stop shop that, according to Pro.com’s CEO Matt Williams has yet…

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  • How Online Dating Helped Thumbtack Raise $100M

    … as a purchase gets. The challenge they have is that it’s hard to be a cleaning company at scale. It’s hard to deliver a consistently high experience. We’re seeing that play out. Two competitors — Porch and Houzz — have both raised more than $60 million each to develop a more content-centric approach to the market, and both are moving closer…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fightin How To's- 8 readers -
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