Sittercity.com, the source of online child care, pet care, senior care, housesitting, housekeeping and tutoring, announced today that it has closed another round of equity financing.
After securing $7.5m in financing in January early this year, the company opened a second round of funding. The new investors include venture capitalists such as Matt McCall of New World Ventures, entrepreneurs such as Brian Hand, co-founder of Timelines, Inc., and founder and former CEO of ShopLocal and venture capital firms such as I2A Fund.
In a statement published today, Genevieve Thiers, founder and CEO of Sittercity.com, was reported as saying: “Even in these challenging economic times, Sittercity.com has increased job postings on its site 150%, added an average of 2,000 caregivers each day, and grown our annual revenue 60% over last year.
“The online care field has grown dramatically over the past decade and we expect that our business will continue to grow at an impressive rate”.