Helpling, a Berlin-based home cleaning startup will now offer additional home services to their customers. Helpling is currently functional in over 14 countries with a presence in more than 200 cities. Its offerings now include tasks such as window cleaning, furniture assembly, painting, and much more to its on-demand home cleaning offerings.
The mentioned services have already been tried and tested for several months and will be initiated with 15 German cities, including Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, and Cologne.
Helping is a Germany’s Rocket-Internet based cleaning service founded by Benedikt Franke started in 2014. The company merged with on-demand cleaning startup Hassle in 2015, which assisted Helpling expand globally. Prior to that, the company secured $17 million in its Series A round along with a $45 million Series B round led by Lakestar, Kite Ventures, Lukasz Gadowski and Rocket Internet. The venture utilized the funds towards global scaling and growth of customers.
According to Helpling’s team, 85% of the services are recurring in nature. The company already offers trusted and professional services to the customers and thus addition of new product range is not a problem for the venture. Presently, Helping has tie-ups with 150 companies and covers all cleaning needs of the customers.
In an interview with the Techcrunch, Founder Franke stated,
Searching for a reliable window cleaner or painter has traditionally been an inconvenient and frustrating task. You typically have to wait weeks in order to book an appointment and the estimated costs rarely meet the final price.
Our aim is to rearrange and improve another non-transparent market through technology. By the extension of our business model, Helpling is firmly positioning itself as Europe’s leading brand for household services.
The company faces tough competition from startups such as Fantastic Services, Handy, and TaskRabbit who offer similar services. But the new range of services gives them a massive push. Furthermore, Helping has major support from e-commerce behemoth ‘Hassle,’ helping it to stay grounded against the Silicon Valley rivals.