6. Hassle

$6m funding, international expansion and ambitious growth plans to boot – this online cleaning marketplace could soon become a household name

Founders: Jules Coleman, Alex Depledge and Tom Nimmo
Founded:  March 2012 (launched January 2013)
Website: https://hassle.com/uk

It’s not by chance that Hassle is making its third appearance in the Startups 100 index, climbing 37 places. A tech start-up with $6m investment and ambitious growth prospects, it’s a perfect example of an early-stage business that has begun to make its mark on the UK’s enterprise landscape having capitalised on a lucrative market opportunity – home cleaning.                                                              

Founded by 2014 Young Guns Jules Coleman, Alex Depledge and Tom Nimmo, Hassle is an online platform which enables users to book a trusted, local cleaner for £10 an hour. Covering all the major UK cities, the site is able to connect users with a cleaner in under 60 seconds and it’s this attractive proposition which has seen the company scale at a rapid pace.

Now with 45 employees, new mobile apps and recent expansion into two European cities, the London-based online marketplace is well positioned to take the country’s professional cleaning industry by storm.

While the start-up is currently focused on “delivering the best possible service”, it plans to start looking at other verticals in the near future and its projected turnover for 2015 – a staggering £11.5m – is proof that it has the potential to go far.

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