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Thumbtack

Thumbtack is a company operating an online platform for finding and hiring workers for particular tasks.

Thumbtack is an online platform founded by Marco Zappacosta, Jonathan Swanson, and Sander Daniels. It connects consumers with local service providers for things like landscaping, dog-training, housekeeping, and more. Thumbtack lists over 500 different services on its platform and allows users to leave ratings and written feedback about the services provided.

Founded in 2008, Thumbtack is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has raised over $690 million from venture capital firms and investors like Sequoia Capital, Google Capital, and Bailie Gifford.

Timeline

June 15, 2021
Thumbtack raises a fresh $275,000,000 funding, led by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), with participation from Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), G Squared, Ballie Gifford, CapitalG, Founders Circle Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Tiger Global Management also invested.
June 15, 2021
Thumbtack raises a $275,000,000 series I round from Baillie Gifford, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, CapitalG, Founders Circle Capital, G Squared, Qatar Investment Authority, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management.
July 2019
Thumbtack raises a $150,000,000 series F round from Baillie Gifford and Sequoia Capital.
September 2015
Thumbtack raises a $125,000,000 series E round from Baillie Gifford, CapitalG, Javelin Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management.
August 2014
Thumbtack raises a $100,000,000 series D round from CapitalG, Javelin Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management.
May 2014
Thumbtack raises a $30,000,000 series C round from Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management.
June 13, 2013
Thumbtack raises a $12,500,000 series B round from Sequoia Capital.
January 9, 2012
Thumbtack raises a $4,500,000 series A round from Javelin Venture Partners, MHS Capital and Tim Draper.
June 9, 2010
Thumbtack raises a $1,200,000 angel round from Ali Partovi, Ariel Poler, Auren Hoffman, Cyan Banister, Hadi Partovi, Jason Calacanis, Jim Lanzone, Joshua Schachter, Scott Banister and Yan-David Erlich.

Funding rounds

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Adrien Olczak

Employee

Alex Gurevich

Investor

Amanda Westenskow

Employee

Andrew Miller

Employee

Ariel Poler

Investor

Auren Hoffman

Investor

Ben Anderson

Employee

Cyan Banister

Investor

Danica Tiu

Employee

Deepa Talwar

Employee

Denis Grosz

Advisor

Derek Willner

Employee

Erik Stuart

Advisor

Hadi Partovi

Investor

Jackie Rindlisbach

Employee

Jake Poses

Employee

Jason Calacanis

Investor

Jason Kulish

Employee

Jed Katz

Investor

Jeff Winter

Employee

Jeffrey Lock

Employee

Jenny Cook

Employee

Jeremy Mikkola

Employee

Jeremy Tunnell

Co-Founder

Jessica Arreygue

Employee

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Further reading

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Thumbtack is raising up to $120M on a flat valuation

Kate Clark

Web

June 6, 2019

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FinSMEs
June 15, 2021
FinSMEs
About | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | News | The Daily Deal Newsletter FinSMEs.com by FinSMEs is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Ingrid Lunden
June 15, 2021
TechCrunch
On the heels of making an acquisition in December of home management startup Setter, Thumbtack -- one of the pioneers in the home services gig economy -- has raised a big round to double down on the model. The company has raised a fresh $275 million, money that the company plans to use to built [...]
Anthony Ha
December 8, 2020
TechCrunch
Thumbtack, a marketplace where you can hire local professionals for home improvement and other services, is announcing that it has acquired Setter. Founded in 2016, Setter provides its customers with video home checkups conducted by experts, then offers personalized plans for how to address any issues. In a blog post, Thumbtack CEO Marco Zappacosta said [...]
Romain Dillet
July 23, 2019
TechCrunch
Thumbtack just closed a new funding round of $150 million. Sequoia is leading the round, and the company is now valued at $1.7 billion. TechCrunch's Kate Clark previously reported that the startup was raising again, but that it was a tough process. In a candid blog post, co-founder and CEO Marco Zappacosta admits that the [...]
Kate Clark
June 6, 2019
TechCrunch
Raising VC at a flat valuation is often a sign investors are uncertain of a company's future prospects.
Megan Rose Dickey
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TechCrunch
The gig economy has been under much scrutiny as of late due to the way it pays -- or, skirts around paying -- its independent contractors. Thumbtack, a platform for finding professionals to do anything from home maintenance do DJing a party, is now offering benefits to some of its indepen...

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