Exec (errand service)
Exec was a company based in San Francisco, United States, that provided companies and individuals access to on-demand personal assistants (for delivery, furniture assembly, research, etc.) and cleaning services. Started by Justin Kan, founder of Justin.tv, in February 2012 with co-founders Daniel Kan, his brother, and Amir Ghazvinian, Exec was backed by Y Combinator and other prominent investors. The company was acquired by Handy in January 2014.
Exec received $3.3 million in seed funding. In September 2013, Exec shut down its errand service to focus on its cleaning service . In January 2014, Handybook, a company founded by Oisin Hanrahan, Umang Dua, Ignacio Leonhardt, and Weina Scott in 2012 announced that it had acquired Exec.
Exec’s errand service had no auction process, and was not an open marketplace. The jobs were dispatched to nearby individuals with the appropriate skills and good ratings, at a flat rate of $38 an hour .
Exec was nominated for Techcrunch's 2012 TechCrunchie Award for Fastest Rising Startup. Exec’s cleaning service garnered positive reviews from web publications such as TechCrunch praising their professionalism and efficiency. Exec also received positive coverage by other publications such as The New York Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, Inc., and Business Insider.
- "Exec - crunchbase". www.crunchbase.com. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- Kolodny, Lora (26 May 2012). "Exec Scores $3.3M To Do Odd Jobs, On-Demand, For A La Carte Pricing". Retrieved 24 June 2017 – via www.wsj.com.
- Justin Kan Launches Exec For Real-Time Mobile Jobs, Forbes, February 29, 2012.
- Constine, Josh. "R.I.P. Lazy Times: Exec Shuts Down Errand Service But Keeps Cleaning - TechCrunch". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- Empson, Rip. "Handybook Hoovers Up Exec For "Under $10M" To Sweep The Home Services Market - TechCrunch". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- Olanoff, Drew. "Want To Pitch A VC While He Cleans Your House? Exec And Shervin Pishevar Thought So - TechCrunch". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- Bennett-Smith, Meredith (26 July 2012). "Exec, Task Service Company, Sends Employees To Volunteer On Users' Behalf". Retrieved 24 June 2017 – via Huff Post.
- "Justin.tv Founder Strikes Again". 29 February 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
- "You Can Hire Someone To Do Charity Work For You Through This Startup". Retrieved 24 June 2017.