Hassle.com appoints new Managing Director
07 JANUARY 2016, LONDON
London, 7th January 2015: Hassle.com has today announced that Sam James will become its new Managing Director. Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman, co-founders of Hassle.com have departed the company on December 31st 2015.
Benedikt Franke, co-founder of Helpling said “We want to thank both Alex and Jules for their hard work over the last five years. It is because of their dedication, Hassle.com is the strong and growing company it is today. They built a fantastic product and brand that is known across the UK and Ireland and should be very proud of all they have achieved. We wish them the best of luck for their future endeavours.”
Alex Depledge said, “The journey of building Hassle.com has been the most rewarding and exhilarating experience of mine and Jules’ career. When we started five years ago we could never have imagined the amazing team we would have today. So many people have played a part in that success and we want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts. We are founders at heart, that are excited by the prospect of building things from scratch so we feel that now is the right time to move on to our next challenge. The company has an exciting new home and we will be watching and cheering on from the sidelines as Hassle.com goes forward.”
Sam James will be joining Hassle.com as the Managing Director of the UK and Ireland operation. Helpling has recently announced to focus on its accelerated path to profitability.
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.