Urgent.Ly

  • 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…

    Street Fight- 11 readers -
  • 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…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fight- 8 readers -
  • 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…

    Geoff Michener/ Street Fight- 14 readers -
  • #SFSNYC Recap: 5 Key Takeaways from This Year’s Summit

    … to be all things to all people, but maintaining focus, especially in the early going, is vital. After all, being the best at one thing is challenging enough; being a market leader in everything…well, few can pull that off. The opening panel of the event, featuring ReachLocal CEO Sharon Rowlands, ShopKeep co-founder Jason Richelson, and Swipely CEO…

    Street Fightin Mobile- 14 readers -
  • 11 Luminaries You Don’t Want to Miss at Street Fight Summit New York 2015

    … 11 Luminaries You Don’t Want to Miss at Street Fight Summit New York 2015 October 14, 2015 by Noah Elkin Leave a Comment Filed Under: #SFSNYC The annual Street Fight Summit New York kicks off next week on October 20th with a star-studded lineup of speakers. Here are just 11 of the many experts you won’t want to miss (click here to see…

    Street Fight- 15 readers -
  • Editor’s Take: The Perils of Uberization for the Local Economy

    …, and providers an experience consistent with what they’ve come to expect from the service. Uber is part of the connected local economy in that it is literally about conquering the last mile. But it’s also a company with massive global scale and ambitions. Plus, it’s worth remembering that outside of transportation, consumers have different relationships…

    Street Fight- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    Michael Boland/ Street Fight- 16 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!
More from around the web