Handy, which connects people looking for household services with unrivaled, pre-qualified professionals, is continuing to ride high on its momentum.
The company, which was launched by Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua in 2012, is accomplishing this through additional financial endeavors, adding new services and
Handy.com is a marketplace that deals with scheduling and payments on the supply and demand end for on-demand household services. The company instantly matches customers and professionals with a 60 second booking process.
Leading the company’s investments, which total more than $110 million in total capital, are Fidelity Management and Research Company along with current investors that include TPG Growth, General Catalyst, Revolution Growth and Highland Capital.
Handy (https://www.handy.com/), which continues to re-invent its business through new branding and new apps for mobile devices, has booked more than one million orders for services that take in cleaning, handyman, moving help, electrical and painting.
What’s more Handy has expanded its services to include a furniture delivery and assembly assistance program that offers a variety of living, bedroom and other furniture from Ikea which can be purchased through Handy’s web site.
The new service takes in Handy delivering and assembling the furniture and in the future adding more categories and more retailers. Handy is not working with Ikea nor future retailers as a partner.
The company accepts as true that if you pay for one service and are pleased with it, you are more likely to try another. Eighty percent of Handy’s bookings come from existing consumers and 50 percent of its customers come through referrals, according to the company.
Handy has offices in 25 US cities, two in Canada and also makes its services available in London. The company provides work for more than 160 employees and thousands of freelance contractors who accomplish more than 10,000 jobs a month.
Future plans include investing more in its active markets as well as expanding in new cities and countries.