Talklocal (formerly Seva Call), a Washington, DC-based local services marketplace, raised $2.6m in Series A funding.
Crystal Tech Fund
Launch Angels’ Where Fund
K Street Capital
Hurt Family Investments
The company intends to use the funds for geographic expansion and mobile app launch.
Founded by Gurpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh, and Amandeep Bakshi, newly rebranded talklocal operates a local search site that connects online searching consumers with local businesses in real-time via phone. Consumers can visit www.talklocal.com, enter their needs, and hear from up to 3 matching professionals by phone in about 90 seconds. The platform matches consumers to businesses based on location, schedule, online ratings and reviews, social reputation and interaction, call analytics, and other forms of feedback.
Launching in late 2012, talklocal has sent one-million phone calls to local businesses, connecting consumers and businesses in 46 categories including auto-repair, HVAC, plumbing, and dentistry.
The startup, which also has offices in San Francisco, launched in over 50 major cities and served 49 states.
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