In the past sixty seconds, 18 people began to accomplish their personal projects through Thumbtack.
In Portland, Kasey wants the exterior of her home painted. Amanda from Los Angeles is looking for a voice teacher to help improve her range and tone. Dave is moving across town in Dayton, Ohio. Danielle from York, Pennsylvania needs flowers for her wedding. By the time you read this, we’ll have introduced each of these folks to several experienced professionals who they can hire to complete their project.
These 18 people aren’t alone. We’re now helping 3 million customers like you each year accomplish personal projects across 700 different services.
Every day you tell us how exciting it is that you can say what you need only once and have “the right professionals come to me”. You tell us about the time and frustration you save by avoiding the drudgery of a dozen phone calls to professionals who don’t pick up the phone or aren’t qualified. You tell us that before you came to Thumbtack you were anxious and intimidated and that we helped you feel proud and accomplished by the end.
By using Thumbtack to accomplish your projects, you are sending $1.8 billion worth of business each year to photographers, plumbers, tutors and other professionals.
With more than 100 of you hiring him in the past year, Personal Trainer Keith Bishop from KB2 Fitness in St. Petersburg, Florida uses Thumbtack as his primary source of customers. Mona Brooks, a San Francisco-based photographer who captured the Obama campaign, uses Thumbtack to find customers whose needs fit around her busy family schedule.
We’re not building Thumbtack just for people around our offices in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Atlanta and Chicago are our biggest cities. Surprisingly, our hometown of San Francisco isn’t even in the top 10 cities where Thumbtack is used most.
Thumbtack isn’t just for a single type of service. We’re building a comprehensive solution to help you accomplish almost anything. Today Personal Training, Catering, Moving, Interior Painting and Singing Lessons are among our most popular categories.
You can use Thumbtack where you are. Forty percent of you already use Thumbtack on your mobile phones. We’ve just launched an iPhone app to make it even easier for you to complete your projects. We’ll be releasing an app for professionals in the coming months.
We have a big dream: we want to be the easiest and most dependable way to hire experienced professionals. And to help us chase this dream, we’re excited that Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global have invested an additional $30 million to enable us to grow our team and invest in our service. There’s so much we’re excited to do!