As the demand for household services surges in America, there is a certain group of individuals offering their skill set and service to making your home whole again. Since its inception four years ago, Handy is slowly creating a niche to become a trusted partner for American homes. Handy started out as Handybook until its recent change to Handy. Handy offers a wide variety of services that can be booked at the click of your phone. Their services include home cleaning, packing and moving help, interior painting, furniture assembly and other handy services like plumbing, electrical and handyman jobs.
Handy came into existence to fill the void of cleaning services in America to provide people with the most efficient and convenient way to book household services through an app or their website. The customer needs to enter their zip code, the services they want, an estimated starting time for the job which is finished with a price quote for the job. If one likes the price quote, then the service can be booked. If you do not like your service, then Handy provides you with a money back guarantee plus also covering damages cost if any. In an article by wazzuppilipinas, handy also recently launched their new concept known as Handy Delivery, which is a delivery and assembly service for furniture.
An initiative of two Harvard Business School Graduates, Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua, Handy today has more than $1 million in bookings per week. The idea for opening Handy came when Oisin Hanrahan encountered problems of finding quality handymen to complete basic household services. A little research on the matter led to the finding that there was a potential need for household services in America. Handy raised $12 million in two rounds led by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners. The company now has more than 100 employees and thousands of freelancers at its disposal who complete more than 10,000 jobs every month. All the employees and freelancers working at Handy go through brief background checks.
The year 2015 saw Handy raising $50 million in new funding from Fidelity and existing investors Highland Capital and General Catalyst. This move came after the shutting down of Handy’s close rival Homejoy. With the raising of new capital, Handy is looking to branch out to other major cities in the US (http://bigcitylittleblog.com/best-apps-for-new-yorkers/). As of now, Handy operates in 13 cities across the country. The company’s current market valuation in the market stands at almost $500 million.