Delivery From Inconvenience
It looks like a few big names have picked their horse they want to bet on in the convenience economy. And then saddled that horse up with bags of cash.
Today Zaarly, the marketplace that matches people who have tasks they need to get done with people willing to do them (for a price and within the specified time frame), just announced it picked up $14 million investment round led by Kleiner Perkins. For comparison TaskRabbit, one of Zaarly’s many competitors, raised a more modest series A at $5 million in May.
Zaarly, which counts Michael Arrington, Ashton Kutcher and AngelList’s Naval Ravikant as seed investors, also announced a would-be governor on their board: current HP CEO and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. Read More
The Poochie Place, INK, Soho Grocery, Puppy Love & Kitty Kat, xoom smoothies & coffee bar: all East Village/Lower East Side establishments that will sign for your packages and leave them sitting on a shelf until it is convenient for you to retrieve them, as arranged by a new startup, Village Doorman, created by two East Village techies. Read More