‘we’re The Uber Of X!’ – Yahoo Finance

Done ‘We’re the Uber of X!’ 1 hour ago View photo ‘We’re the Uber of X!’ Yesterday, news broke that Alexandra Wilkis Wilson will leave Gilt Groupe, the flash sale luxury site she co-founded, to take over as CEO for Glamsquad, a service that allows women to conveniently summon stylists to their home/gym/office via the company’s app. Or, in the words of Business Insider , the startup is “sort of an Uber for women’s haircuts.” By this point, “it’s the Uber of X” is a phrase you’ve probably heard a ton it seems likea third of new startups either purport to being the Uber of something, or have been dubbed so by the press. And for good reason: Uber is one of the hottest companies around, with a reported valuation of $18 billion (not bad for a company founded in 2009). Related: Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round As the sharing economy has also taken off thanks, in very large part to Uber startups are looking to cash in onUber’s explosivesuccess and the white hot market it helped create. Meanwhile, for journalists, it’s just so easy: Writing about a company that uses mobile devices to coordinate the on-demand delivery of a service or product? There’s a mindless formula for that now, one that I’ve certainly used it ( Instacart is the Uber of grocery delivery , guys!) as have many , many others. In that vein, here’s a brief overview of the vast number of startups that have been described/describe themselves as the Uber of something.
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