Serial entrepreneur Lukasz Gadowski joins Helpling as active investor
06 NOVEMBER 2014
SummaryBerlin, November 3rd, 2014: Helpling, the most widely-available online platform for booking local cleaners, today announced an investment from serial entrepreneur and investor Lukasz Gadowski.
Benedikt Franke, Co-founder of Helpling: “We are building the leading brand for home services and we are doing so at a rapid pace. The commitment of Lukasz is a great asset in taking Helpling to the next level. We see his engagement as a confirmation of our strategy to secure a leading position in our markets quickly.”
Lukasz Gadowski: “Their market leadership, an excellent team as well as the strong financial background of the existing shareholders have convinced me to invest in Helpling. I am very happy to be part of this and I look forward to provide not only a financial investment but also my personal experience and network.”
The investment follows a series of important milestones for Helpling. After launching in Germany in the beginning of April 2014, the company started its service in the Netherlands, France, Sweden and Austria in May after just two months of operations.
Most recently, the company expanded toSpain and Italy as well as to Brazil, its first Latin American Market.
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Helpling is Europe’s leading online marketplace for home services. 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, UK, UAE, the Netherlands and Singapore.