Wednesday, December 25, 2013
With $1.5M In Angel Funding, byUs.com Wants To Provide Better Recommendations For Important Service Providers
There are tons of recommendation sites out there, but for services where the stakes are much higher than a meal--like pediatricians or financial advisors--a lot of people still prefer referrals from friends. But that's a challenge if you are, for example, new to an area. New site byUs.com wants to mimic the way word-of-mouth referrals work by providing an invite-only platform where people can find recommendations for medical professionals, general contractors and childcare from a personalized network of friends and associates. The site is currently taking signups and plans to launch its Bay Area beta version in early 2014.