Fazland.com, a Reggio Emilia, Italy-based services platform, raised a €1m Series A funding round.
Backers included RedSeed Ventures and Zernike Meta Ventures as well as business angels from network Custodi di Successo.
The company intends to use the funds to grow in Italy and Europe (it is already present in Romania and Germany) and expand its category offerings beyond the home to include personal care (photographers, personal trainers, etc.) and business services (accounting, translation services, consultants, etc.)
Founded in 2012 by CEO Vittorio Guarini, COO Alessandro Iotti and CPO Giovanni Azzali, and also led by CTO Federico Panini, Fazland operates a platform that (like Thumbtack in the USA) connects service providers to people in need. It allows providers to describe their skills and users to compare proposals based on price, certifications, reviews form previous users, etc.
To date, the platform has helped over 20,000 home services providers expand their business and acquire new clients.
30/07/2014: Fazland.com Raises €500k in Funding