redbeacon

  • Home Depot-Owned Redbeacon Now Lets You Pay Contractors Online

    Home Depot-Owned Redbeacon Now Lets You Pay Contractors Online

    RedBeacon has just released an update to its services that effectively closes the loop on the company’s home services marketplace. The company announced the update on its blog, bringing mobile and online payments to the platform. This will let users link their credit card to their RedBeacon account and pay for home services directly from RedBeacon, as opposed to a cash exchange once the… Read More

  • Redbeacon Founder Launches MyTime, A Booking And Ecommerce Platform For Local Services And Open Appointments

    Redbeacon Founder Launches MyTime, A Booking And Ecommerce Platform For Local Services And Open Appointments

    Ethan Anderson, the co-founder of TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon (which was acquired by Home Depot last year), is debuting his newest venture in Los Angeles today —┬áMyTime. In short, the startup wants to be the go-to destination for appointments for local services. Read More

  • Redbeacon Home Services Marketplace Launches Android App, Refocuses On Mobile

    Redbeacon Home Services Marketplace Launches Android App, Refocuses On Mobile

    Home services marketplace Redbeacon has come a long way since it’s inception at TC50. They’ve raised a total of $7.4 million, were acquired by Home Depot, and have made the difficult transition to mobile in the past five years. And today, the company is solidifying its place in the mobile realm with the launch of an Android app. Redbeacon already has an iPhone app, and of course… Read More

  • From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

    From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

    I’ve been on a journey through the past as Disrupt NYC (tickets here) draws closer, sifting through past Disrupt and TC50 startups with the hopes of getting a clear update on the accomplishments, the trials, and the milestones between then and now. The stories have been amazing, but one of the most incredible tales of growth and success I’ve yet to hear lies with Redbeacon. Read More

  • Home Services Marketplace Redbeacon Launches iPhone App To Get Quotes On The Go

    Home Services Marketplace Redbeacon Launches iPhone App To Get Quotes On The Go

    Home services marketplace and TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon is debuting its first mobile offering today—an iPhone app. The app essentially allows homeowners to be able to get quotes for services on the go without having to make service professionals visit their homes. Redbeacon lets users search, browse and book local home service providers, including plumbers, roofers, painters, and… Read More

  • Redbeacon Nabs StubHub, Support.com Vet As New CEO

    Redbeacon Nabs StubHub, Support.com Vet As New CEO

    Home services marketplace and TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon is announcing a leadership change this morning with the appointment of Anthony Rodio, former COO of Support.com, as CEO. Redbeacon lets users search, browse and book local service providers – from plumbers to bakers – on its website. Service providers pay a fee to Redbeacon for new paying customers, or in some categories… Read More

  • Ethan Anderson on RedBeacon's Product Expansion

    TechCrunch 50 Winner Redbeacon Opens In Seattle, Expands Reach With Widgets

    Fresh off a $7.4 million funding round, last year’s TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today. The company announced that it has expanded to its second city; Seattle. Redbeacon was previously only available in San Francisco (and has over 5,000 Bay Area providers listed on the site). Redbeacon lets users search, browse and book local service providers… Read More

  • RedBeacon's Ethan Anderson Talks About the Long-Awaited Series A

    Redbeacon Raises $7.4 Million To Help You Book Local Services Online

    Redbeacon, which won the TechCrunch50 launch conference in 2009, has raised a $7.4 million round of financing. The round was led by Mayfield Fund and Venrock. Raj Kapoor, Managing Director at Mayfield, and Brian Ascher, General Partner at Venrock, will join the company’s board of directors. This is Redbeacon’s first outside round of financing. The company has funded development… Read More

  • Redbeacon Fine Tunes Service, Goes Social, Continues To Be Awesome

    Redbeacon Fine Tunes Service, Goes Social, Continues To Be Awesome

    2009 TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon, a service that pairs consumers with service providers, is releasing a number of new features today, launching a distribution relationship and sharing key data from their beta trial. The 50,000 foot view is, this startup has legs. Users go to Redbeacon and search for real world service providers (housekeepers, plumbers, handyman, personal trainers, etc.). Read More

  • TC50 Winner RedBeacon Is Now Live In The Bay Area

    TC50 Winner RedBeacon Is Now Live In The Bay Area

    The wait is finally over, at least for those lucky TechCrunch readers in the Bay Area. Today, TechCrunch50 winner RedBeacon is opening its doors to San Francisco and the surrounding area, allowing users to submit requests to local service providers without ever having to pick up the phone. If you missed the company’s great demo at TC50, here’s how it works: RedBeacon has spent… Read More

  • TechCrunch50 Winner RedBeacon Gets Some TV Love

    RedBeacon, the new “OpenTable for local services” that launched at TechCrunch50 last week and took home the top prize from the event, gets a little attention from mainstream media. See founders Aaron Lee, Ethan Anderson and Yaron Binur on Fox Business, the clips are below: Read More

  • RedBeacon Wins The Top Prize At TechCrunch50 2009

    RedBeacon Wins The Top Prize At TechCrunch50 2009

    The 50 startup presentations are over, the judges votes are in, Michael and Jason chewed over the top contenders, and the winner of this year’s TechCrunch50 is RedBeacon. The startup aims to help consumers find local service providers such as plumbers, bakers, and contractors. As we described in our initial write-up: Read More

  • TC50: RedBeacon Lets You Hire Local Service Providers Online, Without Any Phone Calls

    TC50: RedBeacon Lets You Hire Local Service Providers Online, Without Any Phone Calls

    The web is loaded with sites offering listings and reviews for local services, with mainstays like Yelp and Craigslist leading the pack. But when it comes to actually executing a transaction with one of these service providers — establishing details like establishing a price and timing — most people still turn to their phone books to call the service. RedBeacon is a new… Read More