home services

Kaodim raises $7M for its home services platform in Southeast Asia

There’s more funding for Southeast Asia’s growing local services space after Kaodim, a Malaysia-based startup that operates in four countries in the region, raised $7 million. Founded thre

Framebridge adds $17M in funding as it takes custom framing mainstream

We throw around the word disruptor a lot in the startup world, especially at TechCrunch. But Framebridge, a custom framing startup launched in 2014, is actually worthy of that title. And today Frameb

Amazon’s latest service helps you set up your Alexa-powered smart home

Amazon has been quietly rolling out its own repair and installation service, a competitor of sorts to something like Best Buy’s Geek Squad, according to a report from Recode out this morning. Th

Angie’s List will merge with HomeAdvisor after finally accepting IAC’s acquisition offer

After two years of wooing, Angie’s List has finally agreed to be acquired by IAC. After the deal closes, Angie’s List will combined with HomeAdvisor, IAC’s home services marketplace, into a new

Amazon’s Home Services adds 20 more metro regions as it preps new “Assistant” role

Amazon is beefing up its Home Services business — a marketplace rival to the likes of Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, Thumbtack and Handy for helping people find and hire contractors for ever

The Happy Home Company shuts down, team members move to Google

The Happy Home Company is the latest home services startup to call it quits. The company was founded by Doug Ludlow, who sold his previous startup, Hipster, to AOL (which also owns TechCrunch). Its go

Move Loot, a YC-backed furniture resale marketplace, shuts down, sells customer list to Handy

There’s some closure (literally and figuratively) for Move Loot, the furniture resale marketplace that we wrote earlier this month was up for sale. The startup — backed by nearly $22 mil

Home services marketplace Angie’s List to drop paywall for a freemium model

While Angie’s List continues to reject acquisition offers, the home services marketplace is taking a big step to boost its online audience, and hopefully the number of people using it to find th

Facebook Takes On Angie’s List And Yelp With New Site For Finding Top-Rated Local Businesses

Facebook is quietly testing a new feature that will direct users to the best-rated and reviewed local service providers in their area. At the easy-to-access URL Facebook.com/services, the social netw

Handybook Hoovers Up $10M To Bring Its On-Demand Cleaning And Household Services To 5 New Cities

Are you unhappy with your cleaning service? Your local handyman? Thanks to the advance of the Web and adoption of mobile services, a handful of startups have popped up to take advantage of an opening