Uber for X : 9 On-Demand Sharing Startups that are Rocking it
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September 16, 2016
Uber is one of the pioneers of the 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 much 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, users can find a hotel’s reservations on the same day. This is a win-win for both the hotel and the user. Hotels are looking to fill their canceled 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 hotels 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 at 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 a few days in advance. Users can post their reviews and can rate the app too.
Investment: USD 85 million 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 a 100% money-back guarantee. Handy is the easiest and most convenient way to book household services with just a few taps.
Investment: USD 110.73 million in funding
Postmates – Uber for Courier Services
Postmates is an on-demand online delivery app that provides courier services to its users. This platform is 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: USD 138.01 million in funding
Doctor On Demand – Uber for Health Care
Doctor on demand is an on-demand online healthcare app providing healthcare services to patients. On this platform, doctor on demand provides fast, easy, and cost-effective services. It gives access 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: USD 86.75 million in funding
Instacart – Uber for Grocery Delivery: 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: USD 274.8 million in funding
Swifto – Uber for Dog Walking
Swifto is an on-demand online dog-walking app that can be tracked through GPS. The company hires only professional and educated dog walkers. Swifto matches the dog with their walkers according to the dog's needs.
Swift sends 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: USD 2.5 million in 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 allows you to access the maintenance schedule of all your cars. They also remind you of your scheduled maintenance.
Investment: USD 28 million in 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 one of their flowers is hand-picked.
You can place your order for flowers and can provide a delivery location. They will deliver your flowers on time.
Investment: USD 35 million funding