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Handybook, an on-demand service for finding housecleaners and handy people, has raised $10 million from General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners. Available in eight U.S. markets, the service promises it can book professionals (a.k.a. not TaskRabbit-y people) within a minute.
TaskRabbit expanded to Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., today, having now launched in a total of 15 U.S. cities. The company’s first international launch, London, is planned for later this year. TaskRabbit had laid off some employees earlier this summer in what it called a “realignment” to put more resources into “mobile, geographic expansion, business services and our marketplace operations.”
News ByteTaskRabbit, the marketplace for personal projects and services, has acquired One Jackson for an undisclosed sum. The five-year-old company, which recently raised $13 million, emphasized hiring the kids’ clothing company’s five employees as part of the deal. Among other appointments, Anne Raimondi, co-founder and CEO of One Jackson, will become chief revenue officer; Yee Lee, co-founder and CTO of One Jackson, will be the new VP of engineering.