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Dan Teran, co-founder and CEO of Managed by Q. Photo: Noam Galai / Getty Images

Many gig economy startups have shut their doors, but two on-demand cleaning companies are showing signs of economic viability:

  • Handy, which provides cleaning and other home services, is profitable and cash flow positive, a source tells Axios.
  • Managed by Q, which provides cleaning and other office management services, said on Friday that its core office services business is profitable. Not included in that top-line math: employee stock grants, NYC headquarters rent and expenses for employees not working on that core business.

Different approaches: Handy and Managed by Q serve different types of customers from one another, with the former focusing on consumers and the latter on companies. Their business models also differ: Handy's workers (cleaners, handymen, etc.) are independent contractors. Managed by Q's cleaners are company employees, with benefits and even a bit of company equity.

Big money: Managed by Q has raised over $75 million from investors like Google Ventures and Staples, while Handy has snagged more than $110 million from firms like Fidelity and General Catalyst.

The story has been updated to correct the funding details, which were attributed to the wrong companies.

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Trump to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations before leaving office

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President Trump plans to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told Axios.

Why it matters: This is a continuation of the president's controversial December spree that saw full pardons granted to more than two dozen people — including former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, longtime associate Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father of Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

  • The pardons set to be issued before Trump exits the White House will be a mix of criminal justice ones and pardons for people connected to the president, the sources said.
  • CNN first reported this news.

Go deeper: Convicts turn to D.C. fixers for Trump pardons

Schumer's m(aj)ority checklist

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Capitalizing on the Georgia runoffs, achieving a 50-50 Senate and launching an impeachment trial are weighty to-dos for getting Joe Biden's administration up and running on Day One.

What to watch: A blend of ceremonies, hearings and legal timelines will come into play on Tuesday and Wednesday so Chuck Schumer can actually claim the Senate majority and propel the new president's agenda.

The dark new reality in Congress

National Guard troops keep watch at security fencing. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

This is how bad things are for elected officials and others working in a post-insurrection Congress:

  • Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.) said she had a panic attack while grocery shopping back home.
  • Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said police may also have to be at his constituent meetings.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) told a podcaster he brought a gun to his office on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 because he anticipated trouble with the proceedings that day.