Thursday, February 7, 2013
MyTime Snags Funding For Appointment Service
MyTime, which operates an online service focused on online deals for appointment-focused businesses like chiropractors, personal trainers, housekeeping, and more, has raised a round of funding to expand its service beyond Los Angeles. The round was led by GRP Partners, and also included angels such as Dave McClure, Dave Tisch, Ben Smith (Merchant Circle), Brian Lee (ShoeDazzle, LegalZoom), Jason Calacanis, Evan Rifkin, Jennifer Lum, and Jay Weintraub. GRP's Mark Suster said the round was worth $3M, with GRP putting up most of the funds. MyTime is led by Ethan Anderson, whose last firm, Redbeacon, had been acquired by Home Depot.
MyTime's website -- which has been running only in Los Angeles, but is now in midst of expansion to other markets -- lets users book appointment times directly on the site, for a wide range of personal services. The service offers both sales and deal prices, as well as normal appointment booking Anderson is the former CEO of RedBeacon, and also has served at Google.
MyTime said it is launching with over 500,000 open appointments, for such services as haircuts, massages, dental exams, and acupuncture. The company said the goal of the startup is to simplify the tedious process of finding openings at service providers.More information »