Helpling announces expansion into Victoria, launches commercial cleaning service as momentum builds
The rise of the on-demand economy fuelling Australian growth // World’s largest home-services marketplace
12 OCTOBER 2015
SummaryPioneer of on-demand cleaning, Helpling, has further strengthened its place in Australia's on-demand cleaning market, today announcing its expansion into Victoria and the launch of its commercial cleaning services. Having secured USD $45 million in Series B funding in March, and a recent acquisition of UK's largest on-demand cleaning provider, Hassle.com, Helpling has fast cemented its place as the world's largest home-services marketplace. According to Ibisworld, 27,500 businesses in Australia are using commercial cleaning services, and with the industry set to grow at 1.8% per annum, Helpling plans to capture a strong share of the market.
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.