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This article was published on March 12, 2015

Cleaning startup Helpling expands to the Middle East and Asia Pacific, acquires competitor Spickify

Cleaning startup Helpling expands to the Middle East and Asia Pacific, acquires competitor Spickify
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Helpling, the Germany-based on-demand household cleaning service, is now launching its service in Singapore, Australia and the UAE. The company opened shop in Berlin only a year ago and has since arrived in 11 more countries.

Helpling’s expansion is aided by its acquisition of Singapore-based rival Spickify, whose founder Hoe Yeen Teck will oversee operations in the country.

Helpling is already active in Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. Today’s announcement follows the company’s roll-out in Europe and Southern America and a $17 million funding round secured in December.

It launched its own mobile apps in August last year to make it easier for customers to booking cleaning services.

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