Housejoy ropes in ex-Flipkart VP as CEO

18 Sep, 2015

Bangalore-based Sarvaloka Services On Call Pvt Ltd that operates Housejoy, a home services marketplace, has roped in Flipkart's Saran Chatterjee as CEO.

Chatterjee is expected to enhance Housejoy's plans to move to more cities and services.

Before joining Housejoy, Chatterjee was with Flipkart as VP of Product Management and a key part of Flipkart's leadership team for three years. He was also with Yahoo for about six years in various roles, as per a press statement.

Housejoy was launched in January 2015 and claims to fulfil 4,000 orders a day. It provides services including maintenance and home repairs to plumbing, electrical, computer repairs and also specialised services in beauty and in-house bridal make-up. It currently operates in nine cities.

Sunil Goel, co-founder Housejoy, said, "We aim to become a one-stop destination for quality home and personal services. We believe that Saran brings in skills and expertise that will help us in achieving this".

It recently raised $4 million in Series A funding from Matrix Partners. It competes with startups like LocalOye, UrbanPro, UrbanClap, Taskbob and Qyk for market share.