Uber for X : 9 On-Demand Sharing Startups that are Rocking it
Updated: May 13
Uber is one the pioneers of on-demand sharing economy. The phenomenon has resulted in dozen of on-demand sharing startups and now there is an uber for everything.
Delivering kittens, ice-creams, wedding and christmas trees, flowers, tutors, helicopter rides and many more uber like platforms are there which are also successful.
I have looked at some good uber like platforms and listed them here on what they do.
Hotel Tonight: Uber for Last Minute Hotel Booking
HotelTonight is an on-Demand booking app for iPhones, iPads, windows and androids. Using this app, user can find a hotel’s reservations on the same day. This is a win-win for both the hotel and user. Hotels are looking to fill their cancelled or remaining rooms for the day and a user is just looking for a hotel for the night.
The app is offering discounts to the users on the hotel’s listed. HotelTonight app has been downloaded by more than 11 million users since its launch in 2010.
HotelTonight works with 3000 hotels in 120 cities.
Investment: 80 Million USD funding +
Munchery – Uber for Food Ordering:
Munchery is an on-demand online food ordering service that users can use to order a meal for the dinner. They also provide meal delivery service. So, you can order your dinner and can get it on your location in your chosen hours. This is amazing.
Chefs choose their continually changing menus for the dinner with source ingredients. Orders can be placed up to 6 PM the same day or few days in advance. Users can post their reviews and can rate the app too.
Investment: $85 million USD funding +
Handy – Uber for Home Cleaning:
Handy is an on-demand online household app where users can book trusted home cleaners and handymen. This platform is providing services from house cleaners to handymen.
Handy matches thousands of customers every week and offers a seamless 60- seconds booking process, secure payment, and 100% money-back guarantee. Handy is the easiest and most convenient way to book household services with just a few taps.
Investment: $110.73 million USD funding
Postmates – Uber for Courier Services:
Postmates is an on-demand online delivery app which provides courier services to its users. This platform is totally changing the way goods move around cities. Enabling to deliver anything to anyone on-demand.
Postmates connect customers to local courier services, which can deliver anything sold anywhere in minutes.
Investment: $138.01 million USD funding
Doctor On Demand – Uber for Health Care:
Doctor on demand is an on-demand online healthcare app providing health care services to patients. At this platform, doctor on demand provides fast, easy and cost effective services. It gives access to patients to some of their best doctors and psychologist and other healthcare providers.
So, doctor on demand is changing the way doctors see their patients. In this app, patients can have video visits with doctors. They offer access to licensed doctors and psychologists.
Investment: $86.75 million USD funding
Instacart – Uber for Grocery Delivery:
Instacart is an on-demand online app for grocery delivery. They connect you to the local personal shoppers in your area,who can pick up and deliver your grocery within an hour.
They are changing the trend of going to the stores and buying your stuff for grocery. Now, with the help of this app you can get your grocery at your doorstep.
Investment: $274.8 million USD funding
Swifto – Uber for Dog Walking:
Swifto is an on-demand online dog walking app which can be tracked through GPS. The company hires only professional and educated dog walkers. Swifto matches the dog with their walkers according to dog needs.
Swifto sends you live alerts to your phone throughout the walking progress. This app also allows you to watch a live feed of your dog walking. They also offer last minute walking.
Investment: $2.5 million USD funding
YourMechanic – Uber for Mechanic:
YourMechanic is an on-demand online mechanic app. With this app you can book an online service and your mechanic will be there to service your car. They make it so easy by using their website or mobile apps.
YourMechanic allow you to access the maintenance schedule of all your cars. They also remind you your scheduled maintenance.
Investment: $28 million USD funding
Pro Flower – Uber for Flowers:
Pro Flower is an on-demand online flower app. Which helps you to get fresh flowers of every type. The company sells flowers shipped from the growers as every of their flower is hand picked.
You can place your order for flowers and can provide a delivery location. They will deliver your flowers within time.
Investment: $35 million USD funding