Show of hands, how many of you here at @ccelrator Demo Day have ever searched for something, but found that there wasn’t an on-demand app that fit your precise need?
[Entire room raises their hands]
That’s exactly the problem that we set out to solve when my three co-founders and I got together one night at the Market Street Philz Coffee after trying (and failing) to find a person who could Feng Shui our office while we were out kitesurfing.
And that’s when we realized something: all of these on-demand apps were missing one critical element:
When you order an Uber, you’re not waiting for a car, you’re waiting for a person in that car.
When you rent a place on Airbnb, you’re not renting from a building, you’re renting from a person.