30. July 2015–
Cleaner booking platform raises another seven-digit investment
Berlin-based cleaner booking platform Book A Tiger announced another seven-digit investment from existing and new investors. After the US competitor Homejoy, that pioneered in this field, just recently had to shut down, Book A Tiger now acquired Homejoy’s clients and cleaner. The investment will be used to expand the business throughout Europe.
Rocket Internet’s beauty service platform raises €15 million
Berlin-based Vaniday lets customers book beauty services such as wellness or hair dresser appointments. Another known German startup that was acquired by the UK competitor Wahanda is Salonmeister. Vaniday is already active in São Paulo, Milan, Rom, Paris, London and Dubai. The €15 million round came from Rocket Internet and other investors who’s names have not been shared.
Ashton Kutcher and others invest $8 million in GoButler
Berlin-based SMS concierge service GoButler raised a $8 million Series A round. The round was led by General Catalyst Partners. Lakestar, Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital, Slow Ventures, BoxGroup, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures, and Cherry Ventures also joined. The service, than ran in Beta until now, does not operate fully across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the company stated.