SkillSlate, a New York-based company that operates a website that allows users to find individual service providers such as tutors, dog walkers, and personal trainers, raises $1.1m in its first round of funding.
The investment was co-led by Canaan Partners and First Round Capital, with participation from a number of prominent New York angel investors, including:
– Jason Finger (Founder & Former CEO of SeamlessWeb),
– John Caplan (Founder & CEO of The OpenSky Project),
– John Goldsmith (Board Member of Gerson Lehrman Group),
– Kal Vepuri,
– Josh Abramowitz,
– Matthew Grodin.
The company will use this round of funding for technology development and to expand its service category depth.
SkillSlate helps consumers find individual service providers online, enabling users to search thousands of business profile pages complete with pictures, prices and reviews. The company, which is currently focused on the greater New York metropolitan region, plans to expand nationally in the future.