Saiga aims to succeed where Magic and other concierge apps failed

It’s 5 p.m. on a Tuesday, and you’re running late for a flight to a corporate conference. While stuck in rush-hour traffic, it occurs to you that you’ve forgotten to book a babysitte

Volvo acquires car valet startup Luxe to boost its digital services business

After a pivot and months of speculation about the future of car valet and concierge startup Luxe, the company has finally found a home. Today, automaker Volvo Cars announced that it is acquiring the s

Suiteness raises $5M to expand their hotel suite booking platform

Suiteness, a YC company that makes it easy to book hotel suites for groups, has raised $5M in Series A funding. The round was led by Bullpen Capital & Global Founders Capital, with participation f

Doorman cancels unlimited deliveries, cites “losing money”

If you live in a building with a doorman, you don't need Doorman. If you don't, you do. The company is making it easy to accept deliveries when you're out and about, but realized it was getting so suc

Bnbsitter raises $2.5M for on-demand concierge service for short-term rentals

<a target="_blank" href="">Bnbsitter</a> is another startup operating in the Airbnb and short-term rentals ecosystem. However, differing slightly from property-management-styl

HotelTonight expands its in-app concierge service, Aces, to 30+ cities

Last summer we reviewed Aces, the in-app concierge service from HotelTonight. And while we enjoyed using the service, our main gripe was that it was limited to just five cities, and even there it

Gone launches marketplace for verified, used electronics

Gone, the on-demand service for selling all your old crap, is making some changes to its business today, and launching a verified second-hand electronics marketplace. Usually, Gone will come and pick

TrueFacet, A Marketplace For Pre-Owned Jewelry, Relaunches With New Texting Feature

If you were to collect all of the designer-label jewelry and watches in the world and throw them in a pile, TrueFacet cofounder and CEO Tirath Kamdar tells TechCrunch, over 40 percent of the pile woul

Travelocity Takes A Page From Airbnb’s Book And Launches Concierge Service

Facing stronger competition from disruptive travel startups like Airbnb and the behemoth of Priceline/Kayak/, Sabre-owned Travelocity is looking to up its game with extras. Today the compan

Forget the front desk: Hotels go high tech

There’s nothing like a bit of luxury when staying at a nice hotel. Be it in-room dining or the staff waiting on your every need, feeling like a king for a day is a matter of taking advantage of

Apple to offer concierge service and nearly instant iPhone gratification

Apple announced that its retail stores are the perfect place to get your iPhone 3G. Starting at 8am Friday morning, Apple’s first class concierge service will include people in orange shirts directi