Angie’s List, where you can find out if your house painter knows their way around a ladder, is getting a high-profile competitor. From eBay, no less, where finding value has become an art.
Handybook has swept up $10 million and released a new mobile app today to let you book house cleaners, handymen, furniture builders, movers, and plumbers.
Lots of winners this week and fewer losers in the world of publicly traded technology companies. Go team!
“It took us more than 16 years to get to one million paid households but just 18 months to double it.”
In the first quarter of 2012, investor confidence rose to the highest point it’s been in more than a year. The latest Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index — which measures how much statup investing confidence VCs have — shows a significant jump in confidence over the fourth quarter of 2011.
Redpoint Ventures and BV Capital eVentures announced today that they are teaming up to launch the oh-so-cleverly named Redpoint eVentures, a new venture capital fund for Brazil’s tech industry.
Groupon went public earlier this month. Angie’s List went public Wednesday and saw its shares surge 25 percent the following day. And on Thursday, Yelp filed for a $100 million IPO. Has the tech IPO window has opened again, and if so, how long it will stay open?
Angie’s List shares closed today at $3.26 above their $13 starting price, down from an $18.75 peak.
As the tech IPO window creaks open, contractor reviewing site Angie’s List has announced a $13 opening share price for a planned initial public offering later this month.
Angie’s List, a niche site helping people find and review plumbers, building contractors, doctors and other service professionals, plans to raise up to $130 million in its upcoming public offering, which could value the company at more than $720 million.