Services booker app BIZZBY raises $10m three months after launch

Investment follows start-up reaching 40,000 users

A start-up that allows users to book on-demand professional services such as plumbers and cleaners through its app has raised $10m from a ‘prominent US investment fund’, just three months after launch.

BIZZBY, founded by Rohan Sinclair Luvaglio, Michael Camillari-Ferrante and Howard Lewis, was launched in January this year as a marketplace that connects users with a range of professional services, including cleaners, plumbers, electricians, handymen and beauticians, and allows them to book the services and pay through the BIZZBY app.

The Tech City-based company said all providers using the service are fully vetted, with all providers being interviewed beforehand and those receiving poor feedback removed from the platform ‘immediately’.

Customers are charged on a per-minute basis for jobs, a model which the start-up claims offers a greater degree of fairness and eliminates the risk of overcharging.

Since launch BIZZBY said it had processed over £1m worth of jobs through its platform, with more than 40,000 users signed up to the site.

The $10m backing, from an unnamed US investment firm, is a significant display of faith in the start-up’s potential at an early and will fund the roll-out of the service to ‘three major cities’ beyond London.

Founder and CEO of Bizzby, Rohan Sinclair Luvaglio, said in a statement: “We’re fundamentally changing the way people work. Our technology instantly connects consumers with professional services at the tap of a button.

“Most rated systems are flawed and manipulated so by using a combination of real-time data, our clever technology and tight monitoring we can make the best choice at all times. This way we deliver the best professionals that our customers want to use time and time again, where quality and service are top priority.”

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