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On-Demand Household Services Startup Handybook Expands To 12 More Cities

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On-demand household services startup Handybook wants to enable consumers to hire a cleaner or a handy man with the push of a button on their mobile phones. And it’s aggressively expanding to make that service available in a dozen more cities starting today.

Handybook provides a variety of services to consumers who need help around their homes. That starts with a cleaning service that is available for an hourly rate, but also includes work like light plumbing, light electrical work, and even moving.

The variety of services sets Handybook apart from some of the other competitors in the market, but it’s hoping that its expansion into new cities will also help it to grow.

Handybook’s services are already available in 13 cities throughout the U.S., including New York, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. It also recently opened new regional offices in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and L.A.

But it’s looking to expand even further, today announcing that it’s making services available in a dozen more markets. That includes Baltimore, Austin, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Portland, San Jose, Sacramento, Tampa, and Orlando.

It also includes Toronto, which will be Handybook’s first market outside the U.S.

Altogether, Handybook will now be available in 25 markets throughout North America — which isn’t bad for a company that launched less than two years ago.

The company has raised about $12 million from investors that include General Catalyst, Highland Capital Partners, and David Tisch’s Box Group. Its most recent round, for $10 million, was announced last October.

Earlier this year, it acquired cleaning and errand service Exec for less than $10 million.