Despite only being in the industry for 3 years, Handy is dominating the space whenever it comes to handyman services and on-demand cleaning. It announced a round amounting to over $50 million and being worth about $500 million, it makes it hard to contemplate how the space would be like if it never existed.
Before Handy, Oisin Hanrahan and Paddy Cosgrave launched the MiCandidate. This platform provided media firms with political content. The pair also established the Undergraduate Awards, which was a non-profit organization that has grown to become the largest of its kind.
On being asked whether going from political content to the on-demand cleaning was because he had a specific penchant for cleanliness or money was what attracted him, Oislin explained that while he was still in college, he spent three years working on development of real estate in Hungary. What he found was that it was challenging to get people do small chores inside apartments. It was not until he went to study at Harvard that Handy came to life. While in Boston, Oislin and his then roommate came up with the idea and they dropped out of college and decided to make Handy a real business.
After raising over $50,000, the pair deemed Boston unworthy for the growth of Handy. They decided to look for an optimal location for the firm, its clients and stakeholders. The two opted for New York as the ideal place, and that’s where Handy was established.
Handy is a leading platform that connects people looking for any kind of household services with professionals who are independent, vetted and experts in their field. Regardless of what one is looking for, from handyman services to cleaning services, Handy will instantly match thousands of customers each week with the most trusted professionals in cities all over the globe. With a booking process of less than a minute, secure payment, money-back guarantee, Handy provides the easiest and most convenient way for booking home services.