February 24, 2016

More Money Invested in "On Demand"

We wrote a congrats! to on-demand beauty business Glamsquad a month back and they quickly traded on that good word, turning it into a $7 million series A funding round. You’re welcome!

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We wrote a congrats! to on-demand beauty business Glamsquad a month back and they quickly traded on that good word, turning it into a $7 million series A funding round. You’re welcome!

OK, so we had nothing to do with it, but congratulations all the same to former Gilt Grouper Alexandra Wilson and team – they attracted SoftBank’s attention to the exploding on-demand services sector, in particular the makeup-n-hair-beauty-pros-on-call business. Bad hair day? Glamsquad will remedy that before lunch by dispatching someone to your desk at work, couch at home - wherever.

Others investing included (according to TechCrunch) Aol’s BBG Ventures fund and Montage Ventures. (Note: Urgent.ly is based in Aol’s Fishbowl Labs.)

As a member of the on-demand mobiles services (ODMS) movement, we believe the experience of using your mobile phone to swiftly get products and services delivered to your current location will become the norm. For thousands who’ve tried Urgent.ly, it already is.

IMAGE CREDITS, GLAMSQUAD; SALON PHOTO: KELLY STUART, PHOTOGRAPHER; PHOTO OF MICAELA ENGLISH, WEB EDITOR AT TOWN & COUNTRY

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