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Rocket Internet’s cleaning platform Helpling Raises US$ 17M to Expand throughout Europe and beyond

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Rocket Internet’s on-demand home cleaning services, Helpling has secured US$ 17M in Series A funding from Mangrove Capital Partners, Phenomen Ventures, as well as Point Nine Capital and Lukasz Gadowski.

The investment follows the company’s rapid expansion throughout Europe and beyond. Helpling first started its service in Berlin on 29th of March 2014. Today, just half a year later, it is available in more than 150 cities in 8 countries across Europe and Latin America.

Benedikt Franke, Co-founder of Helpling: “The funding is an important milestone on our journey to building the leading brand for home services. We are already the most widely available cleaning platform and the investment will help us to expand our business further. We will continue to focus on creating the best experience for all of our users.”

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Helpling makes it easier and faster than ever before to book a professional cleaner – something that has previously often involved a lengthy journey, quests through circles of friends, browsing classifieds or contacting agencies. Users of the app or the website simply type in their address, the number of rooms and select a convenient date. A specially-designed algorithm then finds the perfect cleaner.

Sam Wakoba
Sam Wakobahttp://techmoran.com
Taking you on tour through Africa's tech and business ecosystem, one story at a time since 2010! Based out of Nairobi, Kenya, Sam is the founder and managing director of Moran Media, which runs  TechMoran.com, various other digital platforms and a startup incubation hub for Kenya's youthful entrepreneurs. Drop me a mail at [email protected]

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