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talklocal’s Work To Connect Us With Local Pros Turns Into $2.6M In Funding + Expansion

Having work done on the house – finding the right professional service provider of any kind – has always been a huge hassle. First you research and read reviews. Then make a million calls, repeating yourself over and over. Only to learn that schedules are incompatible. Start over again. Lose your time and mind.

 

 

Connect with the Right Business the First Try

Lots of pain points to eliminate in order to make this process more efficient and less draining, which is why building a solution isn’t an overnight endeavor.

 

Fortunately, the good people behind talklocal have continued their stellar work since last showing up on KillerStartups, and their efforts are yielding greater results all the time – for everyone.

 

 

talklocal, formerly Seva Call (sweet rebrand!), connects customers with local businesses quickly and easily. Enter in details about the help you’re looking for, including schedule preferences, and, in as little time as 90 seconds, you can take calls with top-notch pros. talklocal technology goes to the trouble for you of considering reviews, determining location and scheduling convenience, assessing past performance, etc. Nifty for both businesses and those in need.

 

Over a million phone calls have now connected customers with businesses in over 46 categories, including auto-repair, HVAC, plumbing, dentistry and more. That would be cause for celebration alone, but talklocal has much more in mind.

 

What’s Next?

National domination, of course. President and COO Manpreet Singh says, “Hitting one-million calls is a testament to our strong performance to date, but we’re setting the stage for an even steeper rate of growth going forward.”

 

To help the company with their ambitious plans they’ve just completed a $2.6M Series A round. Privateer Capital, Fortify VC, Crystal Tech Fund, and Launch Angels’ Where Fund led this latest funding.

 

 

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Brett Hurt, Founder of Bazaarvoice, Coremetrics, and now talklocal investor, calls the company “the missing piece in the local search puzzle.”

 

With the recent money infusion, talklocal will roll out a mobile application, and it will add more communities to the list of over 50 major cities in 49 states that it’s already brought on board.

 

Congratulations, talklocal, for your rewarded persistence in the startup hustle. Keep up the great work. It’s bad enough that we have to have a dentist take a drill to our mouths. Trying to make an appointment with the right dentist shouldn’t feel like another drill to the head.

 

Visit talklocal.com to find professional services nearby or to learn more about these rising stars.

 

Photo Credits

talklocal | David Goehring

Author : Keith Liles

Keith Liles is a freelance writer who loves travel, music, wine, hiking, poetry, and just about everything. He practices saying "yes" to life vigorously, rehearsing for the phone call when he's asked to tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Follow Keith on Twitter @KPLiles.

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