Broomly, which bills itself as “Uber for Home Services,” announced it has received $1.3 million in seed stage funding.
The Austin-based startup provides on demand services including pest control, plumbing, HVAC, laundry and handyman services.
With the funding, the company plans to expand into other cities nationwide.
“Broomly is using technology to disrupt a massive ($400B) antiquated market, solving the problem of having to seek different vendors for every service,” Hugh Forrest, Director of SXSW Interactive and investor in the startup, said in a news release.
In addition to Forrest, other investors “include Adam Zeplain, Venture Capitalist and Board Member of Branch Basics; Dan Graham and Blake Borgeson, Co-founders of BuildASign; Marc Winkelman, CEO of Calendar Holdings LLC; Andy Bursten, Founder and President of Coastal Telephone Company and Former Chairmen of CyrusOne; Joe Ross, Co-founder of CSIdentity; Curtis Howard, of Lexus; Alex Andrawes, Founder of PersonalWine.com; Russell Hinds, Managing Director, RSH Ventures; Mark Hawkins, CFO of Salesforce; and Herb Simon, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Simon Property Group Inc. and Owner of the Indiana Pacers,” according to a news release.
“Offering high quality work at low prices, Broomly differentiates themselves by combining technology and awesome customer service,” Jerry Sun, co-founder of Broomly, said in a news release.
In addition to Sun, the other co-founders include Matt Hawkins and Joe Shiraz.