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 US. On the website or via the app, customers can book a vetted and insured service provider and gain back free time within a couple of clicks. For service providers, the innovative online service makes it easier than ever to find new clients and to manage when and where they want to work.
Helpling was founded in early 2014 by Benedikt Franke and Philip Huffmann. Among its investors are Rocket Internet, Mangrove Capital, Lakestar, APACIG and Accel. Helpling currently offers its services in 9 countries: Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland (hassle.com/ie), UK (hassle.com), UAE, the Netherlands and Singapore.