Helpling Asia appoints Philippe Limes as the new CEO to its Singaporean Headquarter
11 MARCH 2016, SINGAPORE
SummaryHelpling, today appoints Philippe Limes as the new CEO for Helpling Asia.
Singapore, March 11 2016: Helpling, the leading online marketplace for household services outside the U.S. and China, today appoints Philippe Limes as the new CEO for Helpling Asia.
Philippe Limes combines extensive knowledge of the APAC markets and a deep understanding of marketplaces and e-commerce companies. Before joining Helpling, Limes gained experience in more mature companies - such as Showroomprive.com, which recently went public - as well as being a serial entrepreneur in the start-up world.
Philippe Limes commenting on his new appointment, said, “I am very happy and proud to join such a successful team and extraordinary company. Helpling Asia has become the leading household brand within just one year of market entry. I am honoured to continue this success and will be focusing on bringing accelerated growth to our most promising markets, Singapore and Australia.
Yeen Teck Hoe, who had joined Helpling as part of the acquisition of his company Spickify over a year ago, has left the company to join CtrlWorks, a Singapore-based robotics startup focusing on autonomous guided vehicles. During his time as CEO, he successfully positioned Helpling as the market leader in Singapore.
Benedikt Franke, co-founder of Helpling said: “We are very proud to welcome Philippe to the Helpling family. With his strong expertise in marketplace and e-commerce businesses, he is well equipped to guide the Asian operation on its path to sustained growth and profitability. We thank Yeen Teck for his dedication and hard work over the last year. We wish him the best of luck in his new role at CtrlWorks.”
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 cleaners, the innovative online service makes it easier than ever to access new clients and to manage when and where they want to 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.
Svenja GohlkeHead of Communications
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.