Calacanis Boosts Thumbtack

Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Mahalo, host of This Week In Startups, and angel investor, is one of the angel investors in Bay Area startup Thumbtack said today that it received $1.2M in angel investor from Calacanis, along with a long list of Silicon Valley angels, for its local services marketplace. Other investors in the firm include Scott & Cyan Banister (PayPal & Zivity), Joshua Schachter (Delicious), Jason Calacanis (WebBlogs & Mahalo), Mark Britto (Amazon), Scott Faber (Ingenio), Mark Goines (Intuit & Mint), Auren Hoffman (RapLeaf), Ariel Poler (l/PRO & Topica), Ali & Hadi Partovi (LinkExchange, Tellme Networks & iLike), Vance Bjorn (DigitalPersona), Denis Grosz (wiseGEEK), and Yan-David Elrich (ChoiceVendor). Calacanis has his hand in a number of other startups as an angel, including TweetUp, the Twitter ad play of Idealab's Bill Gross; Blipify, Foursquare competitor Gowalla, gdgt, ChallengePost, and other firms. More information »