Handybook Raises $2M in Seed Funding

Handybook, a Cambridge, MA-based online platform that allows users to find, schedule and pay household services, has raised $2m in seed funding.

Backers include General Catalyst Partners, Highland Capital Partners and individual investors.

Update 19/12/2012: David Tisch has participated in the round.

The company intends to use the proceeds to expand its core engineering team, release innovative features to its platform, introduce its services into new geographies in the coming months and build its network of professional service providers.

Spun out of Harvard University’s Innovation Lab earlier this year, Handybook users to book professional home services online. With a community of about 100 professional service providers such as handymen, housekeepers and painters, the platform currently offers services in New York and Boston.
The company is les by Oisin Hanrahan, CEO, and Umang Dua, COO, who co-founded the company in 2012 with Weina Scott and Ignacio Leonhardt.



Update: 19/12/2012

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