I’m excited to announce our acquisition of the talented team behind HeartThis, an innovative mobile and web shopping application. HeartThis has grown its user base by millions and has done a fantastic job of making shopping with multiple retailers a much easier experience.
After meeting the team, it was clear that this seriously talented group shares our enthusiasm for developing a better experience for connecting customers to the right service professionals for their projects. This excitement and their demonstrated expertise in solving complex problems at scale are the reasons why I’m so pleased to welcome the HeartThis team to the Thumbtack family.
HeartThis Founder and CEO, Andrew Gadson sums it up nicely, saying, “Our team is thrilled to join Thumbtack during this exciting time. With their successful business model and the large scale technical challenges they are tackling, we can’t wait to join them in making a real impact to Thumbtack professionals’ businesses.”
2015 has been a year of enormous growth for us here at Thumbtack and the HeartThis team will be an amazing addition. The HeartThis service will remain live for now.
We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to be acquiring such skilled individuals and are looking forward to a bright future together at Thumbtack!
Mark Schaaf is VP of engineering for Thumbtack. He joined Thumbtack in February 2015 after spending four and a half years at Google, where he worked as a Senior Engineering Director.