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  • Inside the Local Services Land Grab

    … Left to right, Marco Zappacosta, CEO, Thumbtack; Matt Williams, CEO, Pro.com; and Jeff Bercovici, SF Bureau Chief, Inc., speak on “The Local Services Land Grab” panel at Street Fight Summit West, the premier event for businesses working in local commerce, marketing, media, and technology. It was held this year at TerraSF, San Francisco…

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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

    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 ...

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  • Street Fight Daily: Pro.com Raises Another $14M, Uber Talks to Regulators

    … at providing consumers with easy ways to quickly find and book local housecleaners and home services providers are heating up, with frontrunners like Handy and Homejoy enjoying major investments from well-known venture firms like Revolution, Google Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures. Ebay Teams Up With Autobutler To Launch A Car Repair Quote Comparison…

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  • How the Former CEO of Digg Plans to Win in Local

    … It’s rumored that Amazon wants to expand into local services, but a handful of former executives might beat the ecommerce giant to it. Earlier this year, Matt Williams, the former CEO of Digg and an Amazon vet, hooked up with a few other former Amazonians to found Pro.com, a local services marketplace that raised $3.5 million from investors…

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