Uniiverse launched a mobile version of its marketplace today that connects people with nearby activities and local services.
Thumbtack has raised $12.5 million to grow its marketplace of local services. The startup wants to make hiring a professional as easy as online shopping by providing a comprehensive directory, estimated costs and ratings, and one-click checkout.
Local service finder and community marketplace Thumbtack, which does background checks on the people offering services, announced Monday that it has secured its first round of funding for $4 million.
Marissa Mayer,Vice President of Search Product and User Experience for Google, may be changing roles and focusing on location and local services, according to Bloomberg.