• Local Services Marketplace Thumbtack Raises $4.5 Million

    Local Services Marketplace Thumbtack Raises $4.5 Million

    Thumbtack, which operates an online community marketplace where people can easily list and book local services, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding, TechCrunch has learned. The round was led by Javelin Venture Partners, with MHS Capital and venture capitalist Tim Draper participating. Founded in 2009, Thumbtack aims to “make hiring a service professional as easy as it is to buy… Read More

  • Thumbtack Takes On RedBeacon As It Looks To Bring Local Service Providers Online

    Last month we saw the launch of TechCrunch50 winner RedBeacon, the startup that lets you book local service providers directly from the web. Today it’s getting some strong competition from a new startup called Thumbtack, a local service booking engine that’s looking to offer both a comprehensive directory of providers and a greater degree of trust than you can find… Read More

  • Microsoft Live Labs Tackles Web Clips With Thumbtack, Still Needs Polish

    Microsoft’s Live Labs has just released Thumbtack, a web clipping service that allows users to compile links, media, and text snippets into online storage bins for future reference. Users can also share their Thumbtack collections with their peers, allowing them to collaborate by adding new clips and notations. To add a photo or snippet of text to their Thumbtack canvas, users can… Read More