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Acquired byThe Home Depot
Date1/2012

General Information

Websiteredbeacon.com
Blogblog.redbeacon.com
Twitter@redbeacon
CategoryConsumer Web
Phone (650) 539-2603
Emailsupport@redbeacon...
Employees
Founded11/2008
DescriptionFind and schedule home services

Offices

Foster City, USA
4000 E 3rd Ave
3rd Floor
Foster City, CA, 94404
USA

People

CEO
Director of Business Development
Cofounder & President
Cofounder & CTO
Member Of The Board Of Directors
Investor

Funding

TOTAL $7.4M
FUNDING TOTAL $7.4M
Series A, 8/2010
Mayfield Fund
Venrock
$7.4M

Competitors

Service Providers

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Redbeacon

Redbeacon allows consumers who need a service performed to find and interact with local businesses and professionals.

Redbeacon goes beyond returning business listings with ratings and reviews by helping consumers determine the right service provider for their specific needs and allowing them to compare price quotes and book appointments online.

Consumers describe what they need done and specify when and where their job should take place. Using patent-pending machine learning and semantic technology, Redbeacon determines the best local service providers for the job. If matched, service providers get notified by email and text message and are given the opportunity to submit a price quote. Consumers can then select and book appointments with their top choice service provider based on a comparison of business profiles, price quotes, and ratings and reviews from past Redbeacon consumers.

Redbeacon is also the only website where consumers can go for urgent or immediate requests (e.g., “I need someone to come change my tire immediately”) and get back an Estimated Time of Arrival from interested service providers in their area.

For service providers, Redbeacon may represent a better value proposition than other online marketing options because it is free to create skill profiles and receive job leads. Service Providers only pay a small commission when they win a job, which minimizes the risk of wasted marketing dollars. Redbeacon is also useful for service providers who wish to offer long-tail services or services at irregular times, such as nights and weekends.

The company was the grand prize winner at the 2009 TechCrunch50 Conference.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Above:

Interview with Redbeacon cofounder Ethan Anderson, March 2010

Added: 10/25/12

Screenshots

Redbeacon screenshot
Above: Request Services
Uploaded: 9/1/09
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Sources

  1. Home Depot Acquires Home Services Marketplace Redbeacon (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Redbeacon Raises $7.4 Million To Help You Book Local Services Online (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Home Services Marketplace Redbeacon Launches iPhone App To Get Quotes On The Go (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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