Web Startup fixR Picks Boston as Ground Zero for Contractor Marketplace

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Trymedia Systems, a San Francisco-based provider of secure distribution of PC games, which was sold for $34 million in 2005 to digital entertainment firm Macrovision, headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. He now runs fixR from offices in Alicante, Spain, and Barcelona. The company’s co-founder and president, Arvin Abarca, is a Barcelona-area entrepreneur who previously held posts at firms such as European online job board InfoJobs International. Torrubia notes Abarca’s expertise in online job search market was key in the creation of fixR.

(Editor’s note: Information was added to the above paragraph to amplify the description of how  fixR co-founder Abarca played a key role in the formation of the startup and to clarify that the company operates from offices in both Alicante and Barcelona. When first posted, the story did not note that fixR has an office in Barcelona.)

Abarca, Torrubia, and a Spanish angel investor are funding fixR. It’s possible the company would move to the U.S. after it closes a round of venture capital, but Torrubia would not reveal the company’s specific financing plans. He says that his earlier company, Trymedia, attracted investments from Intel Capital and Dot Edu Ventures. (Macrovision reportedly sold the Trymedia business to Seattle-based gaming firm RealNetworks last year for $4 million.)

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4 responses to “Web Startup fixR Picks Boston as Ground Zero for Contractor Marketplace”

  1. Lawn care Orlando says:

    We have just registered with over 53 directories and have gotten more clients from FixR in the past 2 months than all the rest combined! Highly recommend listing your business with FixR

  2. Lyla Burns says:

    Is it possible to sell services on ebay? I would love to sell some carpet cleaning fernandina beach fl services if it’s possible. I’ve never heard of anyone doing this but it would be a good place for people to get discounted cleaning services, I think!

  3. Paul Johnson says:

    Fixr is really a straight forward company, no hidden fees, no upfront bank account info, Pay for the leads that you want, unlike home advisors, that charge weekly. for leads that don’t pan out, fixr is my only contractor lead company,I get the work from, it works!!!!

  4. Jackson Leavitt says:

    This was really cool. I have been to ground zero once and it was a really cool experience. I remember what I was doing the day of 9/11. I could not believe my eyes when I saw what was going on. I feel like Ground Zero is an amazing monument for what it represents!