Founder Team of Berlin Cleaning Startup Helpling

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Helpling – Berlin based Startup for Cleaning Service

Helpling is the leading global online platform for on-demand home services. On the website or the mobile app, customers can book a vetted and insured cleaner in a couple of clicks. Helpling provides assistance in your daily routine, giving back your valuable free time. The cleaners receive access to a large pool of potential clients in their neighborhood and the flexibility to decide when and where they want to work. Helpling was founded by Benedikt Franke and Philip Huffmann in January 2014. Benedikt and Philip have known each other since they were eight years old and Helpling is already the second company they have built together. Today, Helpling has more than 400 employees and offers its services in 14 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. In only one year, Helpling has served more than 150,000 households and has raised more than EUR 56,5M in funding. Helpling’s ambition is to become the household name for domestic services and the leading brand in its field.

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About Helpling:

The Berlin-based startup company Helpling is the world’s leading online portal for the promotion of tested cleaners. On the website or the mobile app, customers can book a tested and insured cleaning power within a few clicks. The innovative online service gives people time for the finer things in life: family, friends and leisure. Helpling was founded in January 2014 by Benedict Franke, Philip Huffman and Rocket Internet and offers its services in 14 countries. The startup has tested two different recruitment and on-boarding processes: one requiring an in-person interview and test clean to be carried out by the prospective Helpling cleaner, and one that relies on an online questionnaire and telephone interview with a referent check of the person’s prior cleaning experience.

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About Helpling

Cleaning is for many people a necessary evil. The search of a reliable and competent domestic help can be difficult. Therefore, the business is booming with the cleanliness of the net. Fast, reliable, insured and legally, Helpling is the Tiger of Cleaning Agents. The online platform enables in a few clicks, to book the service. The Berlin-based start -up provides quick and convenient online booking of cleaners. Helpling ´s co-founder are Philip Huffman and Benedict Franke. Philip is responsible for Operations and Product. Benedict Franke is responsible of the areas of marketing, finance and human resources.

Helpling in the Press

Rocket Internet-backed Helpling expands in Asia, Mideast

Helpling, an online marketplace for hiring home cleaners backed by Germany’s Rocket Internet, is expanding beyond its base in Europe to set up new operations in the Middle East and Asia, aided by the acquisition of a rival Singapore start-up.

Interview mit Helpling

Die Plattform Helpling vermittelt günstige Putzkräfte. Forciert sie nur die Ausbeutung von Tagelöhnern? Hier spricht Mitgründer Benedikt Franke über karge Stundenlöhne.

On-Demand Cleaning Startup Hassle Merges With Rocket Internet’s Helpling

The on-demand cleaning space in Europe just got a little less messy. According to multiple sources, the U.K.’s, which also operates in Ireland and France, has been acquired by Rocket Internet’s Helpling. Both companies declined to comment. However, TechCrunch understands that this is now a done deal. <Continue Reading>

Rocket Internet’s Helpling Mops Up Another $45M For Its On-Demand Home Cleaning Service

Just four months after raising a $17 million Series A, Helpling has mopped up further investment. The Rocket Internet on-demand home cleaning startup has closed a $45 million Series B round led by Lakestar, Kite Ventures, Lukasz Gadowski and Rocket Internet; money it plans to use to continue scaling up operations. <Continue Reading>

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