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Series I | Alive

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Last Raised

$275M | 3 yrs ago

About Thumbtack

Thumbtack is a marketplace for consumers to find, compare, and book local services. The company connects customers with local professionals for a variety of services, including home improvement, home services, personal services, and more. It was founded in 2008 and is based in Benicia, California.

Headquarters Location

415 Natoma Street Suite 1300

Benicia, California, 94510,

United States




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Thumbtack Patents

Thumbtack has filed 18 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • commerce websites
  • social networking services
  • computer networking
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Social networking services, Diagrams, Commerce websites, BBC television news programmes, Rotating disc computer storage media


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Latest Thumbtack News

New Report from Thumbtack Uncovers Hidden Costs of Return to Office for Businesses and Employees, Challenging CEO Mandates

Dec 6, 2023

Data reveals a majority of remote workers would require at least a 30 percent raise to consider returning to an office SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Thumbtack , the technology company helping millions of people confidently care for and improve their homes, today released its 2024 Culture Predictions Report , which examines the pros and cons of in-office vs. remote work. The data overwhelmingly reveals that remote work is better for business, with employees reporting increased productivity, job satisfaction and mental and physical health. At a time when executives are issuing return-to-office (RTO) mandates, the report encourages leaders to rethink what makes their team and their company most effective. The report, which is based on a market survey of remote-first professionals who previously worked in an office environment, shows why RTO mandates may prove a costly business decision. If the two-thirds of CEOs who predict there will be a full return to office by 2026 are right, businesses are likely to see impact to their bottom line, as over 50 percent of respondents require at least a 30 percent raise to return to the office and over a third (36 percent) said they would seek new job opportunities altogether if asked to return to the office. Thumbtack’s Culture Predictions report examines what specifically about remote work is driving these positive outcomes: Heightened productivity: 74 percent of employees and 75 percent of senior leaders (VP and above) report heightened productivity in remote work environments, with avoiding burnout, improved ability to perform, less anxiety, and avoiding office politics cited as the biggest drivers. Focus on Career Development: 69 percent of employees actively pursue additional professional development opportunities, utilizing newfound flexibility to acquire new skills. Work-Life Integration: 81 percent of employees say they’re less likely to be forced to choose between family and career, feeling that they’re able to be both a good employee and good parent. “Many leaders are making workplace decisions based on fear or lack of control instead of looking at the data and adapting their approach,” said Marco Zappacosta, CEO of Thumbtack. “Virtual work drives powerful results for our business – helping us go further faster – while also alleviating challenges around recruiting, retention and employee engagement. The key is not looking over someone’s shoulder, but rather creating intentional ways of working, setting clear expectations, and holding one another accountable.” The findings are clear: work isn’t one-size-fits-all and employees have strong preferences for how and where they work. At Thumbtack, we’ve experienced this first-hand, seeing a 400 percent increase in the number of applications per job opening since implementing our virtual-first model. “The success of a business depends on the success of its people, making it vital that leaders actually understand what helps their employees thrive,” said Jelena Djordjevic, VP of People at Thumbtack. “In the year ahead, companies that force employees back into the office will see decreased engagement and increased attrition. After getting a taste of the benefits of remote work, employees will seek out companies that provide the flexibility they desire.” Virtual work also helps employees take better care of their physical and mental health, leading to greater engagement and performance at work. 76 percent are mentally healthier because of virtual work 67 percent are more comfortable taking time to go to therapy 73 percent are physically healthier And 39 percent would have to forgo exercise to return to in-office work, the most common sacrifice Culture Predictions Index Methodology: This sample of 1000 US adults (aged 22 to 65) was surveyed between October 5 and October 9, 2023. All respondents are (1) currently employed for wages in a professional or knowledge-based job and (2) shifted from working fully in-office to working at least mostly remote, confirmed by both consumer data and respondent self-confirmation. DKC Analytics conducted and analyzed this survey with a sample procured using the Pollfish survey delivery platform, which delivers online surveys globally through mobile apps and the mobile web along with the desktop web. No post-stratification has been applied to the results. About Thumbtack We’re Thumbtack , a technology company helping millions of people confidently care for and improve their homes. Our homeowners get personalized guidance on what to do and when to do it as well as who to hire from our growing community of 300,000 local service businesses. Every day in every county of the U.S., people turn to Thumbtack to complete small fixes, routine maintenance, and major improvements. With over 10 million 5-star projects and counting, we empower homeowners to take control and local businesses to grow. Accomplish more with Thumbtack. Contacts

Thumbtack Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Thumbtack founded?

    Thumbtack was founded in 2008.

  • Where is Thumbtack's headquarters?

    Thumbtack's headquarters is located at 415 Natoma Street Suite 1300, Benicia.

  • What is Thumbtack's latest funding round?

    Thumbtack's latest funding round is Series I.

  • How much did Thumbtack raise?

    Thumbtack raised a total of $698.85M.

  • Who are the investors of Thumbtack?

    Investors of Thumbtack include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Baillie Gifford, CapitalG, G Squared and 23 more.

  • Who are Thumbtack's competitors?

    Competitors of Thumbtack include Locorum, BuildZoom, Neighborly, HomeX, Porch and 7 more.


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