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  • On-Demand Services and Apps Becoming Inevitable Tools for Reaching Customers

    … to offer same-day or same-hour delivery,” Luedorf says. Still, there can be places where on-demand services may stumble. The logistics of getting goods to there destinations on time might hold some companies back, says Rick Robinson, co-founder and SVP of Urgent.ly, an on-demand roadside assistance service. “When you need an army of people doing…

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  • 5 On-Demand Apps for Emergency Services

    … at the scene on how to administer basic medical procedures, and order ambulances if necessary. Call9 is targeting nursing homes, schools, and hotels. The service charges a basic subscription fee for partnering facilities, with additional charges per patient. 2. Urgent.ly: Automatically detecting crashes and other urgent events Stranded motorists can…

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  • Openings and New Hires at Citymaps, Indochino, and Urgent.ly

    … of marketing Sachin Gadhvi as chief marketing officer. After raising a monster $30M Series B, EBTH has made several strategic hires (Ben Luban, Michelle Lee, Kat Ubungen) over the past few months. Urgent.ly Beefs Up with Sales Hire After raising a $7 million Series A round in September, Urgent.ly has hired Tom Sexton as vice president of strategic…

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  • #SFSNYC Recap: 5 Key Takeaways from This Year’s Summit

    … was plainly evident. In terms of helping local businesses compete, part of the effort involves improving their results by connecting them to larger ecommerce value chains, both in their communities and beyond. On-demand models are one source of innovation — witness companies like Urgent.ly, Pager, Doorman, and GoButler — and undoubtedly will play a part…

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  • 11 Luminaries You Don’t Want to Miss at Street Fight Summit New York 2015

    … served as vice president of business and platform for GroupMe, which Skype acquired in 2011 for $80 million. Cheney talked to Street Fight last month about the evolution of beacon technology and the trajectory of its adoption. Chris Spanos is co-founder and CEO of Urgent.ly, the on-demand roadside assistance provider. He was general manager…

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  • Editor’s Take: The Perils of Uberization for the Local Economy

    … Seemingly not a day goes by that we don’t hear news about a company claiming to be the Uber of its particular niche. Two of the seven companies we highlighted in last week’s Raise Report (Urgent.ly and Thumbtack) fall into the burgeoning “on-demand” category. One (Thumbtack) now belongs to the increasingly less exclusive cadre of “unicorns…

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  • The Uberification of the “1099 Economy”

    …, some ODLS apps are a full blown startup kit in a box. That sidesteps overhead costs endemic to the enterprise service models we’ve known for centuries. In micro terms, that will do cool things like improve unit economics and pass savings to consumers, as we’re seeing with apps like Urgent.ly. In macro terms, it could be an economic inflection point…

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