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Prompt.ly Raises $1.5M Seed To Become The OpenTable For Time And Services

on November 25, 2013

TechCrunch

We’ve seen the rise of the ‘on-demand’ economy in the form of startups like TaskRabbit and FancyHands. What we have seen less of is a full-blown ‘platform play’ where it is not about connecting buyers and sellers (TaskRabbit) but about managing a business based on time (likeOpenTable). BookingBug, which operates a service in the UK and US, has been doing this for the last three years and pretty successfully. But until recently it’s been more or less alone in the platform space.

BookingBug grew out of the Web and has mobile apps which also take payments, but the requirement here is for a more mobile-centric SaaS platform for service providers of any kind, enabling any business to plug into this global mobile revolution, where getting some time with a music teacher, cleaner, business coach or personal trainer is only a tap away. Now a new startup in this…

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