As Home Services Market Heats Up, Handybook COO Sees Big Opportunity

Last month, Revolution, the venture firm helmed by Case as well as Groupon chairman Ted Leonisis, led a $30 million investment in Handybook, a company that helps people book housecleaners and other home service providers. Street Fight caught up with Umang Dua, co-founder of HandyBook, to talk about the company’s evolving competitive set and the growing speculation around Uber’s valuation…

Street Fight Daily: Lenders Take Over Hibu, Uber Could See $3.5B Valuation

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyYellow Pages Owner Hibu Handed Over To Lenders (BBC)… Fast Car: Uber Funding Auction Could Reach a $3.5B Valuation (AllThingsD)… Steve Case on LivingSocial: ‘I’m Still A Believer’ (Washington Business Journal)…

Revolution’s Savage: Finally, Innovation for the $150B Local Pot

Tige Savage has worked closely with AOL founder Steve Case for years, co-founding Revolution with him and now heading up its venture investments, including being the first investor in LivingSocial, the daily deals company. As Groupon aims toward an IPO exit and deals, location and hyperlocal startups continue to pick up funding, Savage discusses what makes it an attractive market for investors, how these companies are expected to evolve, and the changes finally taking place in local advertising…