All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Thumbtack’

Google Penalizes Site It Invests In

Google has penalized a company that it backs financially in search results, by taking manual action on it for apparently violating its guidelines. Last year, Google launched Google Capital, a growth equity fund to fund growth-stage businesses. The eighth company it invested in was Thumbtack, a site that introduces people to “qualified professionals” in hundreds of categories to help them …

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Google Capital Backs Thumbtack, Its 8th Company

Google Capital is leading a $100 million series D round of funding in Thumbtack, a service that is described as helping people “accomplish the personal projects that are central to their lives”. Also contributing to the funding are past investors Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital, and Javelin Venture Partners. Thumbtack has raised a total of $150 million to date. What …

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A Deal is Not Always Such a Great Deal

Thumbtack.com put out some research last week suggesting that many daily deals in the local services industry are priced equal to or higher than the average local price of the service. In other words, the deal isn’t always much of a deal. Since that study, the site has done some more digging, placing phone calls to various businesses that have …

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