After one and a half years of preparation, the Dutch startup Jobado has officially launched today with native apps for Android and iOS, and a mobile website (Update – July 2023: The startup seems to be no longer in business under this website, and we therefore deactivated the original link). In addition to their launch, the Amsterdam-based company raised their first round of funding of over $625K, which will be used to fuel their expansion to the Benelux and France.
Jobado aims to make it easier for you to get help with any tasks you may have, whether that be mowing the lawn or fixing the computer. “I do, I do, so you don’t have to” is their motto, allowing users to take on tasks for others. Customers pay after their tasks are done and they’re fully satisfied with the result. In total 20% of this payment goes to Jobado, and 80% goes to the so called person who did the task.
It’s a big part of Jobado’s mission to allow people to earn an extra income or give them the chance to re-enter the job market. Jobado actively supports every user, even helping them to file their taxes correctly. Right now, Jobado employs four employees, too.
Co-founder and CEO Melvin Bostelaar stated: “Jobado is part of a movement of initiatives that strive towards a sharing economy: the app uncovers untapped potential in your neighborhood. We expect to have full coverage in The Netherlands within 6 months, and simultaneously start expanding in Antwerp and Paris.”
Speaking of HR & Job Opportunities: Make sure to check out the EU-Startups Job Board in case you’re currently hiring or looking for new job opportunities.