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[17 Oct 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

A few years ago, it became apparent that IAC’s ServiceMagic had stalled. While the 1,200 person company has continued to show growth, and had expanded to several international markets, it was clearly vulnerable to new challengers, ranging from Angie’s List and Yelp to new companies, such as Repair.com and RedBeacon (now owned by Home Depot.)
Part …

lead generation, Verticals »

[1 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

The home and trade leads space was getting a lot of attention a year ago, with a number of social media driven leads companies hoping to cut in on longtime leaders such as ServiceMagic and Angie’s List. Among the contenders: Cox’s Kudzu, Redbeacon, Likelist, HelpHive , Sears’ ServiceLive and Thumbtack.
Not much has been heard from …

Verticals »

[17 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

The Washington Post continues ramping up its vertical strategy, launching Service Alley to provide leads for home and trade professionals. The site, which is a standalone and not directly linked to Washingtonpost.com, follows the launch of other Post verticals, such as Capitol Dish.
The site currently serves Washington D.C., and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs. It …

Ad Sales, Ad Sales, National, Coupons/Deals, Funding, SMBs »

[22 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

Angie’s List, the premium ratings and review service for home and medical services, has announced that it has raised $22.5 Million from institutional investors as it prepares for an IPO within 18 months. Investors in this round include some public funds managers, including Wasatch Funds.   The company previously raised $48 million, making for a grand …

Funding, Online/Interactive, Social, Verticals »

[5 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Redbeacon, the six-person San Francisco-based service referral company, announced today that it has raised a heady $7.4 million in Series A financing from Mayfield Fund and Venrock. CEO and Cofounder Ethan Anderson tells us that the company needed such a huge round to quickly ramp up the staff, including engineers, designers and marketing people; aggressively …

Funding, SMBs »

[9 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Thumbtack, one of the new breed of service lead companies such as Alikelist, Redbeacon and HelpHive seeking to push aside leaders like ServiceMagic and Angie’s List (and the Yellow Pages), announced today it has raised $1.2 million, and now has raised a war chest of $1.7 million altogether. The new angel round includes 11 angels, …

Financial Results, Online/Interactive, SMBs, Verticals »

[9 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

IAC’s ServiceMagic reported today that it saw a 51 percent boost in 4Q revenues, growing from $25.3 million in 2008 to $38.2 million in 2009. The boost was accompanied by 21 percent growth in the number of home and trade providers that pay for its leads and a 46 percent gain in service requests. The …

SMBs, Social »

[15 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

This has been the year for new sites that combine service directories and social features such as ratings and reviews.  Earlier this year, we saw sites such as RedBeacon, HelpHive and others launch. Depending on definitions, earlier entrants include Citysearch, Yelp.com, Tree.com’s Done Right, FixR , LocalPrice, Insider Pages and Center’d.
Behind their fancy Web 2.0 …