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January 18th, 2019
Funding Friday: Zipwhip and Pro.com announce major rounds
"‘The software we’ve built covers everything from initial customer engagement and detailed digital quotes to building and managing project plans with local project managers, digital invoices, and completing the project with photos and a complete walkthrough,’ Williams said in an interview with Built In Seattle." read more
January 17th, 2019
Pro.com lands Redfin as an investor and potential partner in $33M round as it aims to revolutionize general contracting
"Pro.com offers tech tools to streamline the home renovation process such as a pricing engine that makes sure bids are accurate, a quote tool that is detailed and mobile friendly and a layer of project management tools that give both Pro.com staff and homeowners a window into what’s happening with a job." read more
January 17th, 2019
Pro.com raises $33M for its home improvement platform
"With this funding round, Pro.com has now raised a total of $60 million. It’ll use the funding to enter more markets, with Portland, Oregon being next on the list, and expand its team as it goes along." read more
January 17th, 2019
Pro.com raises $33 million to match home renovators with general contractors
"Finding a reliable contractor takes weeks, if you’re lucky. And if you’re not, botched jobs and construction delays can turn a straightforward remodel into a renovation from hell. That’s where Pro.com comes in." read more
January 17th, 2019
General Contracting Startup Pro.com Secures $33 Million Series B; Adds Redfin to the Board
"‘When we build out network in each city, we bring on board industry veterans who have relationships with subs, or cull from our own previous network,’ Williams said. ‘Subcontractors really like working with us since we pay consistently and on time, usually faster than they are used to.’" read more
January 17th, 2019
Home Improvement Company Pro.com Raises $33 Million
"Fast-growing home Seattle improvement company Pro.com has closed a $33 million series B funding round, which it says it will use to hire employees and expand into new markets." read more
September 4th, 2018
Experience to build on: Former Amazonians create hundreds of Seattle-area jobs by starting new companies
"We’ve created a company over the past five years that is now 100 strong that has got talent from Amazon and talent from all other places in the industry and around the country. It gives me goosebumps, frankly." read more
August 8th, 2017
Seattle tech-powered general contracting startup Pro.com raises $10M to expand across the U.S.
"With that transformation [to a tech-enabled general contractor] complete, Williams said the company is experiencing double digit monthly growth, and Pro.com just raised $10 million to bring its tech-powered general contracting model to more cities." read more
August 8th, 2017
Pro.com raises $10M funding round to expand its home improvement service to more cities
Pro.com can generally generate quotes much faster than its competitors, for example, thanks to the company’s use of technology and its analysis of local prices ... instead of helping homeowners connect with pros, it now has its own teams in place in all the cities it operates in. These include carpenters, electricians and project managers..." read more
August 8th, 2017
Seattle home-improvement startup Pro.com pulls in $10 million from investors
"The fundraising brings the company’s total outside investment to $27.5 million, including a stake bought by Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, since its 2013 founding." read more
August 8th, 2017
DFJ leads $10 million investment in Pro.com’s home improvement services
"A licensed general contractor, Pro.com provides an online platform for customers to get quotes, book contractors for home improvements, and make payments."" read more
August 8th, 2017
Pro.com Becomes a 'Tech-Enabled General Contractor', Raises $10M
"‘We wanted to do it better...’ So Pro.com picked up the hammer itself, attempting to build what Williams describes as a technology enabled, multi-city general contracting business." read more
October 7th, 2015
You can now book a handyman or house painter through Facebook's Messenger app
"Facebook has announced a partnership with Pro.com, a marketplace that connects vetted home services professionals with customers, to let users get an instant quote and book an appointment through its messaging app, Messenger." read more
August 19th, 2015
Here's How to Make Sure Your Company Is Ready for Online Marketing
"If you are a pre-growth startup, product is your holy grail. Focus on building a great product that a significant number of businesses or consumers adopt. Achieving product-market fit is the best way to start establishing your online brand." read more
August 14th, 2015
8 real estate tech startups REach their potential
"Pro.com, which was profiled recently by Realty Biz News contributor Brian Kline, is a service that provides pricing for home improvement projects and helps users find local professionals to do the work, all online and within minutes." read more
August 13th, 2015
Pro.com offers emerging technology for real estate agents
"Premier Home Services simplifies the home improvement process for an agent’s client as they prepare their house for sale or make upgrades after purchase. The service helps agents streamline the booking and management process of home repairs for clients, and includes a dashboard that shares insights into a past client’s likelihood to sell or buy a home." read more
August 13th, 2015
Pro.com helping agents connect with clients around home services
"With the firm’s new Premier Home Services offering, agents give clients and leads a branded version of Pro.com’s site where consumers can find home maintenance professionals, get estimates on home projects and connect with home improvement professionals." read more
August 12th, 2015
How Startup Founders Should Be Setting Long-Term Goals
"If you’re thinking about how to improve long-term skills and goal setting, the answer truly varies based on your stage of career, experience and professional environment. Whether you’re at a startup, a large company or a venture capital firm, and whether you're a C-level executive, middle manager or entry-level employee, there are different lessons to learn and apply." read more
August 5th, 2015
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Matt Williams.
"Williams is the founder and CEO of on-demand home-marketplace Pro.com. Launched in 2014, the company has raised $17.5 million from the likes of Maveron, Madrona and Andreessen Horowitz. It has 60 employees and has received more than $300 million in job requests." read more
August 4th, 2015
Website Seeks to Link Real Estate Agents with Remodelers
"Pro.com expanded its customer/remodeler matchmaking service today by unveiling a new service designed for real estate agents to use when clients need remodelers to fix up their homes." read more
August 4th, 2015
Pro.com’s new service enables real estate agents to help clients with home repairs
"Pro.com, the Seattle startup looking to create one-stop shopping for home repairs, has released a new service for real estate agents who are looking for ways to remain close with clients." read more
August 1st, 2015
Tech Innovators Help You REach Your Potential
"CEO and cofounder Matt Williams calls the company "the on-demand home services company for finding a pro." The majority of home improvement tends to happen in the 90 days leading up to or after a sale, Williams says, "and so, given that so much home improvement happens before and after a purchase, we are a sure way for a real estate agent to delight their clients."" read more
June 30th, 2015
13 interesting startups founded by former Amazon employees
"Former Digg CEO, Andreessen Horowitz entrepreneur in residence, and long-time Amazon employee Matt Williams put together an ex-Amazon dream-team to take the pain out of home projects." read more
June 23rd, 2015
Find Your Dream Contractor
"Some people like to start with a price point and work from there. Former Amazon execs thought that was the way to go when they started Pro.com." read more
June 16th, 2015
Wink partners with Pro.com to simplify the smart-home installation process
"Wink, the company dedicated to creating smart-home devices, announced June 16 that it had partnered with Pro.com, so consumers who have Wink products will be able to tap into Pro.com’s database of professionals who can help with the installation process." read more
June 16th, 2015
Tile: Timeless Versus Trendy
"Jason Kyser, a home renovation expert at Pro.com, recommends "staying vanilla" in your tile choices. Even though it's classic, white ceramic subway tile isn't your only "vanilla" option." read more
June 2nd, 2015
12 Ways to Eliminate Allergy Triggers In Your Home
"Spring typically delivers more allergen triggers than any other time of the year – however, this year, allergy sufferers will feel even more miserable with what doctors are saying will be one of the worst allergy seasons, a pollen tsunami." read more
May 27th, 2015
50 Shades of Strange DIY Projects
"Looking for some home improvement tasks that will make your house the best on the block? Pro.com released a list of the strangest DIY projects people are interested in by state." read more
May 21st, 2015
Why the Home Services Market Suddenly Exploded in Startup Land
"Few things can be as tedious, time consuming, and expensive as home improvement. Seattle’s Pro.com connects people with local home improvement professionals in a way that’s similar to ordering food or making dinner reservations. The service is fast and seamless, an exhaustive one-stop shop that, according to Pro.com’s CEO Matt Williams has yet to reach its full potential for convenience." read more
April 21st, 2015
Find the Right Person for Your Home Repairs
"Homeadvisor.com and Pro.com are two sites that offer consumers an objective guide to understand how much you should expect to pay for those home repairs. The sites are free and the prices are based on comparable work in your zip code." read more
April 12th, 2015
Amazon, Google and More are Drawn to Home Services Market
"The idea is to bring the efficiency and capabilities of the web to some of the lowest-tech and least transparent enterprises by connecting consumers with vetted service providers through online marketplaces. " read more
March 26, 2015
8 Ways to Go Green in Your Kitchen
"The kitchen is the heart of the home, and a space that gets used for more than just cooking. We entertain, help kids with homework and create a makeshift office in this central hub. It’s a space that gets plenty of use, therefore it should be as energy efficient as possible. " read more
March 17th, 2015
Pro.com joins accelerator, takes on larger Porch.com by partnering with real estate firms
"Pro.com partners with real estate agencies and individual agents, but the accelerator will give the company access to a huge network of regional and national real estate organizations." read more
March 17th, 2015
NAR will help home improvement startup grow
"Home improvement startup Pro.com allows real estate agents to help homeowners price out home improvement projects and find a "Pro" to carry them out. " read more
March 17th, 2015
NAR REach announces first company accepted into accelerator program, Pro.com
"The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures has announced Pro.com as the first brand that they have selected to be in the third graduating class of their Reach tech accelerator program." read more
March 13th, 2015
Pro.com Teams up with the NAR to Accerate its Business
"The National Association of Realtors picked Pro.com because real estate agents are always looking for ways to stay connected with clients after they buy their home. Since Pro.com connects homeowners to contractors and generates online estimates for jobs, like installing a toilet or repairing a fence,it was a natural fit." read more
March 10, 2015
Pro.com Launches New App Giving Home Repair Experts the Ability to Manage Bids on the Go
"Pro.com has launched a new mobile app, which will help home improvement experts manage job requests on the go as traffic begins to increase on its marketplace. Since launching in May, the company says home improvement specialists have priced over 100,000 projects, ranging from hanging a bathroom mirror to remodeling a million-dollar home." read more
February 27th, 2015
How to Decorate Like Lady Gaga
"Pro.com’s resident home pro, Jason Kyser, estimates that with materials and labor costs, Lady Gaga's kitchen cost around $139,000 to build. According to the company’s research data, the average price of a kitchen remodel in the US is $50,500." read more
February 24, 2015
Houston's Weirdest Home Improvement Requests - One Comes Straight From a Billionaire's Play Book
"The list, with more fun facts to know and share, reveals the latest finds from Pro.com, a new online service that enables homeowners to type in any home improvement project they’re considering and get instant feedback on what it would cost. Pro.com then connects the homeowners professionals to get the job done." read more
February 22nd, 2015
Homeowners Leaving Thier Stamp Through Renovations
"Nikolas Olguin works for Pro.com, a Seattle-based company that launched nationwide last year to connects homeowners to a price-out for a job then professionals to get the work done. The company, which started with 8 to 10 people in the summer of 2013 has grown to 55 people now." read more
Sept 24, 2014
Bezos-Backed Pro.com Raises Another $14 Million to Help Renovate Your Home
"Pro.com 'told me I should expect to pay $960 to $1,100 for the work and gave me the names and phone numbers of three contractors in my area. I called the first, who said Pro.com had already been in touch to relay information about my projects. Then we set a date for him to start.'" read more
Sept 24, 2014
Home Services Marketplace Pro.com Raises $14 Million From Seattle Investors
"Pro.com's growth is indicative of the potential that investors see in the local services space..." read more
Sept 24, 2014
Jeff Bezos-backed home improvement marketplace Pro.com lands $14 million from Madrona, Maveron
"Maveron and Madrona are two of Seattle's leading venture capital firms...the investment in Pro.com marks the largest investment they've made together to date." read more
Sept 24, 2014
Bezos-backed Pro.com raises $14M to help homeowners find the best pros for their projects
"Pro.com...has raised yet another round of funding, $14 million this time, after grabbing $3.5 million this past spring from Jeff Bezos and others." read more
Sept 24, 2014
4 months, $14 million, 40 employees: Seattle home improvement startup moves fast
"Home improvement pricing startup Pro.com is all about supporting Seattle's tech ecosystem by working with local investors." read more
Sept 25, 2014
Startups Racing to Renovate the Home
"Pro.com announced a $14 million Series A co-led by Maveron and Madrona Venture Group that will help the Seattle-based startup grow its pricing engine, which estimates the cost of a home improvement project." read more
Sept 24, 2014
Remodeler Bid Generator Raises $14 Million
"Within the first months of its launch, more than $140 million in home projects were estimated for customers across 22 percent of U.S. zip codes." read more
Sept 24, 2014
Pro.com builds war chest, raises $14 million
"The company will use the funding to expand nationally and add more home-service pros to its roster. It also expects to double the number of employees..." read more
May 15, 2014
A Pack Of Ex-Amazon Employees Want To Make Your Next Home Improvement Project A Breeze
"Going back to my Amazon roots, it's really all about what the customer looking for," Williams says." read more
May 13, 2014
Ex-Digg CEO raises $3.5M from Jeff Bezos, Andreessen Horowitz and others for Pro.com, giving you price estimates for home projects
"Pro.com and its employees are looking to transform the way home owners find, book and schedule home improvement professionals, everyone from plumbers and painters to carpenters and ceiling fan installers" read more
May 13, 2014
Former Digg CEO Matt Williams Launches Pro.com To Connect Homeowners With Nearby Contractors
"...Pro.com seeks to reduce the pain associated with hiring someone, by providing price transparency around the jobs that need to be done while also connecting customers directly with qualified, highly rated contractors." read more
May 13, 2014
From Former Amazon Execs, Pro.com Tells You How Much That Home Project Will Cost
"There are many websites that try to connect people to service providers who will come fix up their homes... Pro.com promises it'll tell you how much the job will cost before you even commit to talking to a service provider." read more
May 13, 2014
Amazon vets launch home-improvement site
"Pro.com aims to simplify the process of pricing home-improvement projects, finding a contractor and scheduling an appointment... The goal is to get this done with just a few clicks, making the process easier and more transparent for customers." read more
May 13, 2014
Pro.com Tells You How Much Those Home Repairs You've Been Putting Off Are Going to Cost
"The company is trying to make home repair as easy as it is now to book a restaurant ... find a private car and driver ... or get information about car repair." read more
May 13, 2014
Pro.com wants to make home repairs easier for consumers
"Pro.com on Tuesday unfurled a self-service price estimate app for home repairs. The real-time estimate, or Prestimate, lets consumers determine price ranges from trusted local businesses, and then book them online." read more
May 13, 2014
Seattle-based Pro.com estimates home project costs
"Want to get an idea of how much that home project you've been contemplating will cost? A new Seattle company wants to help." read more
May 13, 2014
Amazon natives' new site will offer home project Prestimates'
"Do-it-yourself may be dead. A Seattle startup emerged from stealth mode Tuesday, promising to give immediate price estimates for home improvement services, complete with area-specific costs..." read more
May 13, 2014
Matt Williams: From Digg CEO to venture-backed home improvement startup founder
"Former Digg chief executive Matt Williams just raised $3.5 million from Jeff Bezos, Andreessen Horowitz, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and Sherpa Foundry for his new venture." read more

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