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ANGI Homeservices: A Home Service Platform To Watch (NASDAQ:ANGI)

Thesis

ANGI Homeservices (ANGI) is the largest digital marketplace for home services. Although its performance has lagged expectations in recent years, we believe the recent initiatives taken in combination with ongoing catalysts could provide ANGI with a significant opportunity to capture the home services market.

Background

ANGI began as Angie’s List in 1997 as a website to review services providers. In late 2017, it was acquired by IAC (NASDAQ:IAC) (media holding company) and merged with Home Advisor to create ANGI Home Services. It also includes several smaller companies including Handy which it acquired in late 2018. ANGI enables homeowners to connect with contractors/handymen to perform the jobs needed. ANGI currently has about 200,000 service providers (SPs) and 15mm households on its platform.

To put this in perspective, there are about 120 mm households and about two million SPs in the United States. The TAM of the household services is half

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This Clever Platform Makes Work-From-Home Onboarding and Training Simple

Many entrepreneurs have knowledge and expertise to share with the world. That’s why so many build their own academies or host webinars to share their knowledge and gain a little extra income. But running an entire academy can soon become another job in and of itself and become more of a stressful headache than a meaningful source of income.



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Acadle changes that. Acadle is a comprehensive learning management software designed to let you build online academies for any purpose. Whether you’re trying to launch an e-learning empire or you just need help explaining your product to customers or training new hires, Acadle has you covered.

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Acadle lets you create unlimited courses and lessons and embed your academy within your applications so you can provide a unique onboarding experience to customers, turn new employees into effective team members faster, educate the masses, and much more.

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Solar & Home Improvement Contractor Point-Of-Sale Lender Dividend Finance Announces New Lending Platform & Broader Loan Product Suite

 

Dividend Finance Inc., a U.S.-based fintech that specializes in point-of-sale lending to solar and home improvement contractors, announced on Wednesday the launch of a new technology platform. Founded in 2013, Dividend claims it is a leading national provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient financing solutions to property owners.

“We give our customers the opportunity to obtain clean energy financing through a comprehensive suite of financing options. Our flagship product, the EmpowerLoan™, continues to expand its product offerings into the storage and home-energy space.”

Dividend reported that in addition to a new solar + home improvement partner portal, it is now offering its solar contractors an array of new products and enhancements including:

  • Dividend Lite: a new single-page URL application
  • New solar loan terms, including a 25-year 2.99% APR, 20-year 1.49% APR, 15-year 1.49% APR, and 10-year 0.99% APR
  • Flexible credit criteria and funding requirements
  • Same-day approvals and project funding

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Dividend Finance Announces New Lending Platform & Broader Suite of Loan Products

Dividend Finance Inc. (“Dividend”), a leading FinTech point-of-sale lender to solar and home improvement contractors, is announcing the launch of a new technology platform. In addition to a new solar + home improvement partner portal, Dividend is offering its solar contractors an array of new products and enhancements including:

  • Dividend Lite – a new single-page URL application which makes qualifying and signing up a customer faster and easier;

  • New solar loan terms including a 25-year 2.99% APR, 20-year 1.49% APR, 15-year 1.49% APR, and 10-year 0.99% APR*;

  • More flexible credit criteria and funding requirements; and

  • Same-day approvals and project funding

Dividend’s New Partner Portal
With solar and home improvement in one portal, Dividend is making it easier than ever for contractors to provide a fast and informative sales experience to their customers. Dividend’s new portal offers a faster credit application process, the ability for users to update and resend documents,

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Smart home platform Wink suffering widespread outage

Smart home platform Wink is having a widespread outage, just over a month after it implemented a paid subscription plan for most of its previously free features. First reported by Android Police, the outage appears to have started Thursday. Users started getting email notices from the company on Friday apologizing for the outage, and Wink tweeted Friday afternoon that it was aware of an issue, and not under any kind of attack.



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An update at 10:15PM ET Friday said the company had “implemented a fix for wink.com and are continuing our work to bring the rest

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