Uber for Maids... $38 million in funding....because its easier to use an App than call a local phone number? Partial Google bailout/aqui-hire....Previously on metastartups.
All of these Uber for X companies are building the same infrastructure....
1) Location based app that says I want X here at a time / now, allows for payment, and mutual ratings.
2) Background check for the "independent contractors" that are hired.
3) Sales / advertising teams.
Why isn't there a meta-startup that licenses (1) to a "homejoy" (and others), (2) provides a "temp service" to said "homejoy" (and others), and allows the [entrepreneurs] that want into this field to focus on selecting/being 2) and outbidding each other on google/facebook for (3)