local services

Local Services Marketplace Thumbtack Makes Its First Acquisition, The Acqui-Hire Of HeartThis

A year after Thumbtack raised $100 million to expand its marketplace for home services and other professional freelance jobs, the startup is making its first acquisition to beef up its engineering

Personal Concierge App Goodservice Nabs $1.6M From Sequoia To Expand In India

Goodservice wants to give users in India a personal assistant in their smartphone. The Mumbai-based app just scored seed funding of $1.6 million from Sequoia Capital, which it will use to increase the

Amazon Said To Start Selling Babysitting And Other Home Services Later This Year

Amazon wants to be your one-stop shop for everything – including trades and services, according to a new report by Reuters. The company is looking at debuting sales of things like babysitting, handy

U.K. Startup SkillFlick Opens Its Doors As A Marketplace For Local Services

SkillFlick is a U.K. startup with the self-described aim of building an 'Airbnb for local skills'. The site was founded two years ago, launching in beta in January 2013 and is just opening up fully to

Bidzy Launches As An E-Commerce Platform At Disrupt NY For Local Services Firms To Grab New Customers, One Last-Minute Bid At A Time

Bidzy, a new platform for connecting local services businesses with customers who need the service they offer in the next few hours, is launching at Disrupt NY 2013 today. Like the best ideas, Bidzy's

Latam Local Services Marketplace Startup GetNinjas Raises $3M Series A To Get More Nimble By Getting More Developers

GetNinjas, a local services marketplace startup based in São Paulo, Brazil has closed a $3 million Series A round backed by new investor Otto Ventures, with existing investors Monashees and KaszeK Ve

Centzy Raises $1.6M Seed Round From Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective, Lightbank & Others To Bring Offline Biz Data To Web & Mobile

<a target="_blank" href="http://centzy.com/">Centzy</a>, a local search startup which is putting prices, store hours, ratings and specials for convenience-oriented businesses online, is today announci