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TAG: Uber

Another Uber-style lawn service launches

June 19, 2015By

Detroit-based LawnGuru has launched, throwing its hat in the ring with other Uber-style, on-demand lawn maintenance start ups like Mowz, LawnStarter and GreenPal. Currently, the app has 500 users and services nine Michigan cities. Users request a cut from the app by entering the property’s address and calculating the area that needs mowed. Based on time, location and size of... read more

LawnStarter raises $6M to expand network

June 3, 2015By

On-demand lawn maintenance platform LawnStarter secured a Series A investment of $6 million led by San Francisco-based Binary Capital. This round brings LawnStarter’s total funding to $7.25 million and will help the company expand its geographical coverage and make key hires. The startup is based in Austin, Texas. This round of funding comes six months after LawnStarter closed its $1... read more

Uber for the Green Industry

August 4, 2014By

“Do you know what Uber is?” I’ve found myself asking people that question often over the last few months as I’ve worked on the cover story for this issue of LM. No, not uber, the German word for “over.” Uber, with a capital U. If you’re not in the know: Uber is a smartphone app that connects people who need... read more

Mobile technology at your fingertips could change your business

August 4, 2014By

How Uber-like mobile technology could change the way you find, communicate with and bill customers. When Bryan Clayton owned Peach Tree Landscapes, it focused on commercial maintenance. The Nashville, Tenn.-based firm didn’t offer residential mowing. That’s why his staff always kept a list of other landscape companies by the phone to give referrals to homeowners who called the office for... read more