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

    … It seems these days like every type of product or service is becoming available on-demand through an app — or will be soon. Plenty of companies claim to be the “Uber of” their respective markets, but there is more to making it in this scene than just getting goods to customers fast. An on-demand app can give clientele a sense of surety…

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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

    … in connecting buyers and sellers. But it’s not a case of on-demand or bust. In a smartphone-driven marketplace, instant commerce reflects one need; connecting content, context, and advertising is another, and that’s where startups like Blockfeed and RAIN come in. Redpoint Ventures‘ Satish Dharmaraj indicated the venture capital market likely would…

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

    … of Repair.com and founder and CEO of SeniorChecked, acquired by Asurion in 2011. Spanos recently spoke with Street Fight about bringing technology to roadside assistance and ending AAA’s run as the dominant player in the industry. Satish Dharmaraj is managing director at Redpoint Ventures, a venture capital firm with investments in companies like Nextdoor…

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  • 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…

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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…

    Michael Boland/ Street Fight- 19 readers -
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