Marketplace For Everyday Services
Linkio connects people who need services with freelancers.
Whether someone needs their lawn mowed, a picture hanged, or a dog walked, they can request service through Linkio’s mobile platform.
They'll receive instant offers from vetted freelancers. Once the service is arranged, clients can track the progress of the job, and make payment through the platform.
Linkio is similar to competitors like TaskRabbit or Thumbtack. TaskRabbit was acquired by IKEA in 2017. And Thumbtack raised $150 million in July 2019 at a $1.7 billion valuation.
But TaskRabbit charges by the hour, making it difficult to determine the actual cost of a project. And Thumbtack requires freelancers to purchase “credits” in order to acquire customers. Furthermore, many projects don't get scheduled for days or even weeks.
Linkio is different. First of all, it's affordable both for clients and freelancers. It charges clients a 10% fee for each service completed, and it collects a 15% commission from the service provider.
Furthermore, services requested through Linkio can be bid on and completed immediately.
In October 2019, Linkio launched a beta version of its platform in Miami, Florida. Over the next three months, more than 160 service requests were completed. Providers generated $12,000, and Linkio brought in more than $3,000.
The platform registered 1,500 qualified service providers, and achieved a 100% customer satisfaction rate.
One client, B. Dakhlallah, said, “I needed someone to fix my shower ASAP and someone came within the hour, for only $30! Great app, this is what the world has been missing.”
Linkio is raising funds to launch a full version of its service in five cities in 2020. After that, it aims to make its platform available nationwide.
Jose brings 15 years of marketing experience to Linkio.
Before joining the company, he was co-founder of CUBO, a marketing company helping brands engage with audiences.
Prior to that, he was a manager in the Partnership Development Division of the Miami Marlins, a professional baseball team. He helped companies generate additional revenues through partnerships with the organization.
Jose earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Florida International University.
Manny is a business development executive with more than 10 years of experience in retail operations.
Prior to Linkio, he was a pharmacy manager with CVS Health. He earned a degree in Pharmacy Studies from the University of Buffalo.
Landy is a serial entrepreneur who trained as a computer network engineer and programmer before starting Linkio.
He began his career in the construction industry, working in a supervisory role for First Home Builders. He then shifted to the medical industry, where he was an office manager for Reliance Meds, a pharmaceutical company.
He studied at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Previously, Walmary was a coordinator for International Prestige Brand, a marketing company.
Before that, she spent four years as a freelance graphic designer. She began her career as a marketing and communication specialist for a travel agency company.
Walmary earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication.