I've barely published my interview with cleaner marketplace Hassle.com CEO Alex Depledge, and out comes Rocket Internet-backed Homejoy clone Helpling with a news announcement.
The Berlin-based venture, which like the two aforementioned companies provides an online platform for on-demand cleaning and other household services, has raised $17 million (roughly 13.5 million euros) in Series A funding from Mangrove Capital Partners, Phenomen Ventures, Point Nine Capital and German entrepreneur/investor Lukasz Gadowski.
The investment comes as Helpling tries to expand at furious pace, true to its parent Rocket Internet's MO: the service is now available in more than 150 cities in 8 countries across Europe and Latin America.
For your information: Helpling first launched in Berlin a mere 8 months ago.
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