• Inside the Local Services Land Grab

    … Left to right, Marco Zappacosta, CEO, Thumbtack; Matt Williams, CEO,; 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 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’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…

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

    … A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology Bezos-Backed Raises Another $14 Million to Help Renovate Your Home (Businessweek) The so-called local services market is exploding as investors hunt for the next batch of startups., a year-old company run largely by…

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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, a local services marketplace that raised $3.5 million from investors…

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