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Revolution Growth leads $30m Series B for VC-backed Handybook

11 Jun 2014

cleaning brush sweepRevolution Growth has led a $30m Series B financing round for venture capital-backed home cleaning and repair service Handybook.

Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst returned to make further investment in the company through the round, which Handybook said would be used to hire personnel and build its product.

The company was launched by former Harvard Business School classmates Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua in 2012 to connect consumers with background-checked home improvement and cleaning professionals.

Revolution chairman and CEO Steve Case, who formerly held the same roles at AOL, said, “Investing in Handybook is consistent with our strategy of backing great entrepreneurs who are offering consumers more choice, control and convenience.

“We’ve seen how quickly millions of people have embraced on-demand marketplaces for booking cars and places to stay, and we believe home services is the next big category ripe for disruption.”

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