Helpling, an online platform for booking local cleaners – basically a clone of Homejoy, today announced an investment from serial entrepreneur and investor Lukasz Gadowski. According to one of our Berlin-based sources, Lukasz Gadowski invested over € 1 million and will also actively be helping the company with the hiring process for key positions.
The investment follows a series of important milestones for Helpling. After launching in Germany in the beginning of April 2014, the company started its service in the Netherlands, France, Sweden and Austria in May after just two months of operations. Most recently, the Berlin-based startup expanded to Spain and Italy as well as to Brazil, its first Latin American Market.
Benedikt Franke, Co-founder of Helpling, said: “We are building the leading brand for home services and we are doing so at a rapid pace. The commitment of Lukasz is a great asset in taking Helpling to the next level. We see his engagement as a confirmation of our strategy to secure a leading position in our markets quickly.”
Lukasz Gadowski stated: “Their market leadership, an excellent team as well as the strong financial background of the existing shareholders have convinced me to invest in Helpling. I am very happy to be part of this and I look forward to provide not only a financial investment but also my personal experience and network.”