© Saskia Uppenkamp
Oisin Hanrahan (Co-Founder, CEO), Umang Dua (Co-Founder)

Location: Celebrated in literature, song and film, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first roadway to connect Manhattan to Brooklyn when it opened in 1883. Tourists now flock to this NYC landmark in droves to admire its gothic towers, criss-crossing steel and most of all the magnificent views from its walkways.

Handy – Leading platform for on-demand home services.

Home Services
Founded in 2012
120 employees
Funding $110M / 4 Rounds

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City, Handy is changing the way people receive and provide home services, an $800 billion market. Co-founders Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua have guided the company through exceptional growth, and in the process, fostered a better home service experience by building a technology-enabled platform connecting customers to independent professionals. In just four years, Handy has expanded to 28 cities across 15 states and three countries. The company has facilitated over 2.5 million bookings, served over 500,000 customers and activated over 75,000 independent professionals. Handy brings to customers convenience, exceptional ease-of-use and world-class customer service – all with the click of a button. For professionals, the Handy platform makes it possible for them build their own small businesses, have a flexible schedule that they control and meaningful income opportunities.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.