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The On Demand Weekly #9

By Guest User 3rd April 2015

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.

Juggernaut’s Insight:

  • On-demand drone delivery service goes live in London for £10 a pop. Claims to be the first one to do so.
  • With the surge in the instant gratification business model, StyleInGo is bringing you beauty on-demand.
  • Look out so-called sharing economy: the “shut-in economy” might soon be the new king of buzzwords.

Industry News:

Victor Raises $8M To Take On-Demand Private Jet Booking App To U.S

One such company is UK startup Victor, which offers an on-demand jet charter service that lets you search, compare and book private jet travel via its website and, as of today, iOS app.

Testlio Raises $1M To Provide On-Demand QA Testers

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.

Transit App Via Raises $27 Million to Deliver $5 Rides on Demand

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).


Craigslist is the unsung hero of the on-demand economy

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.

You Can Now Get Your Alcohol Delivered by Drones

On-demand alcohol delivery services are on the rise. Last April, THIRSTIE launched its alcohol delivery service in NYC, and then quickly spread to other major cities, like Chicago and Los Angeles…

The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel

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.

Industry Experts:

The Coming Zombie Startup Apocalypse

Everyone likes to debate it, and statistically, almost no one gets it right. Not only is it notoriously difficult to time the market, but even if you did, you’d miss out on individual winners…

Success Story:

Greg Marsh on How KeyMe is offering the best On Demand Locksmith Services

KeyMe, a New York based startup for On Demand Locksmith Services that ‘allows users to store, share, and duplicate their physical keys using a digital scan that is securely stored in the cloud’.

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