The on-demand marketplace for cleaning services secures additional funds to aid the growth of its business in Spain, Italy and France.
Madrid, 29th July 2015.- GetYourHero, a Spanish startup that offers cleaning services for households and small businesses, has announced today that they have received a 1.5M€ investment from Spanish venture capital fund, Seaya ventures.
GetYourHero was launched in 2014 by three German entrepreneurs out of Barcelona. In just eight months it has expanded to Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Rome and Paris, providing cleaning services to thousands of homes and small businesses every month.
Seaya Ventures, a Spanish VC fund founded in 2013, set its goal to help startups in early or growth stages to become leaders in their respective categories. Michael Kleindl, founding partner and CEO of Seaya Ventures, explains, “we saw in GetYourHero an innovative business model capable of disrupting the very traditional home and business cleaning sector. Combine this with a strong founding team and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to help them grow and expand their business even faster.”
Sebastian Janus, one of the company’s co-founders, states “the newly raised funds will serve to drive growth and enable us to expand further in Southern Europe’s largest metropolitan areas. Our objective is to establish a household name in cleaning services associated with quality and trust.”
This latest round of financing comes on top of 300.000 euro in seed financing raised from business angels in late 2014.
GetYourHero aims to become the leading marketplace for domestic and small business cleaning services in Southern Europe. Currently, this large sector is dominated by small family businesses on one side and a thriving black market on the other. With its innovative business model, GetYourHero offers Spanish, Italian and French customers a new alternative – legally registered cleaning providers at a price very close to black market offerings.
“Traditional cleaning companies have a very high staff turnover since they tend to pay minimal wages. That directly impacts the quality of their services. It’s also a sector that has not embraced technology. That’s where we come in. Thanks to automation, smart algorithms and a large volume of services, we are able to operate at a much lower cost, passing on these savings to cleaners and customers. That way both cleaner and end-user benefit.” explains Henrik Beckmann, one of the co-founders.
To guarantee the best cleaning professionals GetYourHero conducts a very thorough selection process that includes personal interviews, cleaning tests as well as background checks. Furthermore, it is required that all cleaners be duly registered as freelancers or small businesses and pay taxes and social security contributions.
With headquarters in Barcelona, GetYourHero is an online booking platform providing high quality professional cleaning services for homes and small businesses. Through their website or mobile application users can book a trusted, legally registered cleaner in less than 60 seconds. For cleaning professionals, the online portal provides access to new customers and handles invoicing and payments on their behalf.
The company was founded in 2014 by Henrik Beckmann, Sebastian Janus and Sebastian Gmelin.
About Seaya Ventures
Seaya is a Spanish venture capital fund based in Madrid and founded in 2013 by Beatriz Gonzales and Michael Kleindl. The fund invests in internet and technology related businesses in early and growth phases. Seaya’s objective is to help these companies become leaders in their respective categories. The funds seeks to invest in innovative business models that require growth capital and are capable of creating sustainable value.