Zaarly's founder is someone every entrepreneur should meet (and the service is awesome too!) +Bo Fishback
CEO and founder of +Zaarly
, is one of the most impressive entrepreneurs I've ever met. Listen to his pitch, passion, and strategy. More here:
Zaarly is altering the way people outsource simple errands and tasks. The site works by letting people post requests for an item or service, and then lets other people, businesses and companies bid to fulfill those needs. Once an agreement is met, Zaarly connects the two parties so they can complete the deal. People can either pay in cash when the service is complete, or through Zaarly's payment system.
In March 2011 during SXSWi in Austin, Texas, Zaarly was beta-tested and introduced nationally in early May of the same year. Since then, the company has attracted over 100,000 users and acquired an additional $14.1 million in financing along with Meg Whitman, the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard and the former chief executive of eBay, as a board member.
"Zaarly is a hyper-local marketplace that is driven by buyers. If you have the app or go to the website, you can ask for anything you want," says Bo Fishback, founder and CEO of Zaarly. "All I think about is building this company. We built a great product and make our users happy. If you don't take building the company as seriously as you take building the product, it's really hard to build a lasting thing that matters. And we're not playing for an acquisition. We are actually trying to build a multibillion dollar company that will be generational."
With Zaarly, you can ask for anything and get offers from local people you trust.
Zaarly URL: http://www.zaarly.com/
Zaarly on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/zaarly
Zaarly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zaarly
Zaarly on CrunchBase: http://www.crunchbase.com/company/zaarly