On-Demand Home Services Startup Homee Raises $15M

Tampa, Florida-based startup Homee raised $15 million in series B funding led by Forte Ventures, VentureBeat reported on Tuesday (Aug. 27).

Funds also came from Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Active Capital Partners, Florida Funders, Deepwork Capital and Engage. The new funding brings Homee’s total raised to nearly $30 million.

The on-demand home services platform for homeowners and property managers matches electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians and handymen with nearby repair or maintenance job requests for offices, homes, condos and restaurants.

“We launched Homee three years ago to change the way homeowners and landlords order home services. Our revolutionary on-demand model which ensures our customers the highest quality service at the most competitive price,” CEO Doug Schaedler told the publication. “We look forward to working with all our new strategic partners and servicing their home improvement needs across the country.”

The Homee app features a built-in timer that tracks work down to the minute, and jobs come with a $1,000 quality guarantee and $2 million insurance coverage. The app pauses if a service provider takes any kind of break.

Individual workers can book most jobs in under a minute on average from within Homee’s app, while larger operations can track teams of crewmembers. Providers regardless of size receive payment within 72 hours.

The $3 trillion gig economy comprises 57 million people in the U.S. alone. Forte Ventures Founder and Managing Partner Tim Hawkins thinks Homee’s focus can rise above competitors.

“We are excited to lead the series B financing round and join the Homee team as the company continues to pursue rapid growth throughout the United States,” said Hawkins, who plans to join Homee’s board of directors. “Homee is one of the fastest-growing companies in the home services market and has achieved tremendous traction to date by successfully addressing key industry challenges.”

Super, a similar startup, announced in April that it has raised $20 million in venture funding. The Series B funding was led by Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG), an early- and growth-stage fund managed by Aquiline Capital Partners.

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