On-Demand sector is experiencing a funding spree at the moment, from the hotshots like DoorDash, Handy, Laundrapp to the new ones in the game like Tapingo, a startup that just raised $22 million to bring Starbucks, Taco Bell and more on demand.
Testlio, a startup that provides development teams with dedicated quality-assurance testers, has recently raised $1 million in seed funding to bring on more experts to fill out its “elastic” on-demand offering.
Via Transportation Inc. in New York is the latest to attract funding in the category, with a $27 million Series B round led by Pitango Venture Capital and joined by Hearst Ventures, Ervington Investments and the startup’s earlier backers 83North (formerly Greylock IL).
The stars of Silicon Valley’s on-demand economy—Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and their ilk—are known for sleek apps designed with extreme attention to detail, and focused on creating a seamless experience for their customers.
Sharing-economy startups like Airbnb and Uber are challenging traditional travel vendors – and in the process, they’re forcing many businesses to reevaluate travel policies and conventions that are pillars of the current system.