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Airtasker Partners WIth The Good Guys

The Goods Guys will launch a new platform to make home installations of products sold in its stores across Australia easier, thanks to a partnership with tech company Airtasker.

“We started building it just after mid-way last year,” Airtasker co-founder and chief operating officer Jonathan Lui tells SmartCompany.

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Airtasker Shaking Up the Local Labour Market

Entrepreneurs Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui have spent the last four years disrupting the labour market. Their business, Airtasker, is helping people to think outside the boundaries of traditional job categories, revealing new and exciting ways to earn an income.  

Co-founded in in 2012 by Tim and Jonathan, the CEO and COO respectively, Airtasker is a digital marketplace where people can outsource everyday tasks, access local services or complete flexible jobs to earn money….

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Three Exto Partners’ businesses have been listed in Australia’s top 50 tech companies: BuildingIQ, Airtasker and Hey You

The inaugural Tech Pioneers Report ranks some of Australia’s most well-known startups based on how much capital they’ve raised, along with factors such as their product and customer service.

Building IQ, Airtasker and Hey You all feature in the top 50  tech companies
The full article can be read at Smart Company

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How to outsource your life

MODERN life is exhausting. If you’re not trying to make your home look like an interior design showroom, you’re fighting to excel at your career. And if you’re not embarking on a fruitless self-improvement project, you’re berating yourself about all the traditional life-skills you’re lacking.

But wait: isn’t the internet supposed to make things easier?

As “sharing economy” apps keep popping up, promising to take the hassle out of everything, we wondered how much of life could be outsourced. With $1000 credit from Airtasker — one of a plethora of sites that find people to do things for you, along with Freelancer, Upwork, Help Me With It and Expert360 — we set out to discover just how little we could do for ourselves in a week.

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Coles and Woolworths introduce Airtasker to the mainstream economy

AUSTRALIANS can now give each other the gift of time, literally.

Jobs platform Airtasker has taken the sharing economy mainstream in a major new tie-up with Coles, Woolworths and Big W to sell gift cards offering credit for nearly any task, from cleaning and handyman work to late-night food deliveries.

The cards, which will be sold at more than 2300 outlets around the country, will retail for $50. A typical $50 job on the platform, which operates on a peer-reviewed marketplace model, would be mowing a lawn, cleaning a one-bedroom apartment, hanging paintings in a house, or picking up and delivering a fridge.

Read the full story at  http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/coles-and-woolworths-take-sharing-economy-mainstream-with-airtasker-partnership/story-fnu2q2e9-1227610422936

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Airtasker chief executive featured in BBC news

There can be few entrepreneurs who have been inspired to succeed by their father’s grey hairs.

Airtasker chief executive and founder Tim Fung is featured in “a hair raising way to start money  on the bbc news.

The article covers the growth of Airtasker and the main groups who provide services on Airtasker.

Firstly there are students who complete tasks in between lectures, then there are freelance, skilled professionals aged between 30 and 45.

The third group is the “grey army”, made up of older Australians over 60, who are often highly qualified ex-professionals looking to make money and keep active.

Tasks carried out range from oven cleaning and furniture assembly, to services offered by website designers and market researchers. And then there are the quirky assignments.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33881857

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How airtasker survived furious clients and friends

The Australian Financial Review has featured Airtasker and the struggles it faced as a startup company.  The article covers the challenges of marketplaces, the difficulties in managing growth and expectations and retaining good will with clients.

The full article is viewable here

http://www.afr.com/technology/startup-war-story-how-airtasker-survived-furious-clients-and-angry-friends-20150720-gig1fa

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Airtasker new capital raising venture creates opportunities

Exto partner Airtasker have attracted lots of interest with their recent capital injection of 6.5 million dollars opening up exciting possibilities of expansion into Asia.

Start up press have noted that Airtasker have their eyes firmly set upon expansion into China

ZD Net an d Tech in Asia have  also acknowledged the capital injection and the projected move into China and beyoind.

 

 

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Sharing your economy with Airtasker

Here is an excellent recent profile of Exto partners portfolio company, Airtasker in the  Australian Financial Review

Australian Financial Review – April 2015

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