Redbeacon Launches At TechCrunch50

Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:00pm EDT

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New Service Enables Consumers to Find and Book Virtually Any Local Service
Online


SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
Red Beacon, Inc. launched its powerful online local search product called
Redbeacon (http://www.redbeacon.com) at the prestigious TechCrunch50 Conference
today. Redbeacon was selected from over 1,000 applicants to launch on-stage in
front of more than 1,500 venture capitalists, journalists, and other industry
influencers. 

Redbeacon enables consumers to find and book appointments online with local
service providers. It goes beyond previous local search attempts by allowing
consumers to receive price quotes and schedule appointments with local
businesses and individuals. The product employs advanced technology to determine
the best service providers in the area for the specific job. Aaron Lee,
Cofounder and Software Engineering lead at Redbeacon explained, "One of the
things that sets Redbeacon apart is the sophisticated algorithms we`ve developed
to match consumers` service needs to local providers who are best qualified for
the job." 

Redbeacon only notifies service providers available at the time and place
requested, enabling consumers to specify exactly when and where a service should
take place. The product also helps consumers receive better value because
service providers must compete for jobs by submitting their best price quote.
Finally, Redbeacon provides consumers with the convenience of booking service
appointments online. Yaron Binur, Cofounder and Product Management lead at
Redbeacon, said, "We`ve tried hard to put power back in the hands of consumers
by allowing them to find and schedule services without even picking up a phone.
They know they`re getting a great price from qualified service providers, and
the service will be done at the time and place they need." 

Redbeacon also brings value to local service providers. They receive job leads
from local customers precisely when potential customers need a service
performed. Service providers are not charged to receive job leads or submit
price quotes. Instead, they pay a commission of 10 percent of the job`s value
when they win a job through Redbeacon. Ethan Anderson, Cofounder and Sales &
Marketing lead at Redbeacon, said, "This is really a game changing way to market
your services. Rather than putting money at risk with advertising, service
providers only pay a small commission if they win the job and earn money for the
services they perform." 

Redbeacon will focus initially on serving San Francisco Bay Area consumers and
service providers, but plans to expand nationally in the near future. 

About Redbeacon 

Redbeacon is a revolutionary new approach to finding local services through the
Internet.At www.redbeacon.com, consumers request everyday services and receive
price quotes from qualified local service providers.After comparing price
quotes, business profiles, credentials, ratings and reviews, consumers can
schedule appointments online with the service provider they like best.The
product was created by three seasoned Internet veterans from Google, Ethan
Anderson, Yaron Binur and Aaron Lee, who saw the need to improve online local
search.Redbeacon was unveiled at the prestigious TechCrunch50 Conference in
September, 2009.

About TechCrunch50 

Founded in 2007 by leading technology blog TechCrunch and entrepreneur Jason
Calacanis, the TechCrunch50 conference provides a platform for early-stage, and
frequently unfunded, companies to launch for the first time to the technology
industry`s most influential venture capitalists, corporations, angel investors,
fellow entrepreneurs and the international media.Companies are selected to
participate exclusively on merit.TechCrunch50 is supported by corporate sponsors
Google, Microsoft, Bing, MySpace and Facebook, as well as venture capital and
legal-advisory firms including Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures, Founders
Fund, Redpoint Ventures and Perkins Coie.





Red Beacon, Inc.
Ethan Anderson, 650-227-1076
ethan@redbeacon.com

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