May 22, 2014
Yesterday HouseCall, one of the competing startups that was featured at our San Diego Mixer and Startup Showcase, announced that they closed a successful funding round. In total they brought in $1.5 million from Canter Capital with additional participation from KGC Capital.
It wasn’t the first time HouseCall has raised $1.5 million in funding either; previously, they raised that exact amount from e.ventures, a global venture firm that was the first institutional investor in Angie’s List. To date HouseCall has brought in $3 million in funding since their launch late in 2013, and they are now one of San Diego’s fastest funded startups.
“We began to see trends in our user data that highlighted home buyers and sellers as some of the most frequent repeat users of our app,” says Ian Heidt, CEO of HouseCall. “Working with Canter has helped us expand the product to fit this need.”
The HouseCall app gives homeowners a seamless way to book and pay for home services from locally recommended service professionals like handyman, plumbing, electrical, maid, carpet cleaning, locksmith, window washing, and tech geek support. According to Heidt, the model is in contrast to other startups in the industry that are focused on a single home service vertical.
With their new funding HouseCall will continue to expand its local services platform by developing an Android version for both homeowners and service professionals. The Android app is slated for a summer release and will accompany a launch into new geographies as well.
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