Helpling Gets Financing for Canada Expansion
27 MARCH 2015
Toronto,27th March 2015: Helpling.com, a home services platform which connects people with professional cleaners, has raised $57 million in Series B funding to help it fuel its rapid growth in countries including Canada.
Helpling previously raised $22 million in Series A funding in 2014.
Launched in Berlin in March 2014, the service is now available in over 200 cities around the world. Helpling.com launched in Canada in January 2014.
“As Helpling continues to quickly grow across the province of Ontario, this investment will help us proportionately in our long-term business approach and development within the North American market,” Helpling Canada managing director Blake Connoy said in a release. “We’ve enabled hundreds of jobs for our cleaning partners and with this investment we aim to serve more than a 1000 local cleaners by the end of this year.”
Helpling is the leading online marketplace for home services outside the U.S. On the website or via app, customers can book a vetted and insured cleaner and gain back free time within a couple of clicks. For self-employed cleaners, the online service makes it easier than ever to access new clients and to manage when and where they want to work. As the first marketplace in Europe, Helpling mediates various household services from a single source, e.g. window cleaning, furniture assembly or painting work.
Helpling was founded by Benedikt Franke, Philip Huffmann and Rocket Internet in January 2014. Since then the company has raised 56.5 million Euros from investors such as Mangrove Capital Partners, Phenomen Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Lukasz Gadowski, Lakestar and Kite Ventures. Helpling is active in 9 countries in 3 continents: Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, UAE and UK.