Handy, founded by Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua, wants to make a living by making your life easier. Through the app, you can find a house cleaner, plumber, or handyman on your phone. The founders call their service the “uber of home maintenance.” The service handles the scheduling and payments.
After two rounds of venture capital raising, they have raised 12 million. They do not release numbers but they have grown 60% over the past three months. The start up has 50 employees and over a thousand freelancers. They complete 10,000 jobs per month. Currently, they operate in 13 cities. According to Realestatetechnews.com, they are currently opening four new offices in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. They just acquired Exec, a West Coast business, for an undisclosed amount.
The Handy App is super convenient. They screen the applicants, only 3% are accepted. A customer has to enter very few details and their card is charged and the services are guaranteed. An easy transaction backed up by their worry free guarantee. Freelancers love the site. Those who are accepted, get dependable pay and a flexible schedule. Handybook takes a 20% fee for their services. Handy Services have given people the opportunity to earn re-portable income and customers to hire a quick and convenient person to help around the house.