Home services startup UrbanClap launches operations in Australia

Home services startup UrbanClap launches operations in Australia
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9 Oct, 2019

New Delhi-based home services marketplace UrbanClap has launched its operations in Australia in an effort to expand its global business. 

UrbanClap Technologies India, which operates the UrbanClap platform, will launch home care and personal care services including hair and beauty services in the country, starting from Greater Sydney Area, the company said in a statement.

The company says it will use technology to organise and consolidate the on-demand home services market.

“We will launch first in the Greater Sydney Area. We believe that there is a huge opportunity for us to deliver high-quality service in-home repairs and beauty services. We have created a new axis in matching demand to supply and we look forward to contributing to building a healthy service eco-system in Australia,” said Abhiraj Bhal, co-founder, UrbanClap.

UrbanClap, founded in 2014 by Abhiraj Singh Bhal, Raghav Chandra and Varun Khaitan, is a marketplace for home services. Its users can order services like beauty at home, appliance repairs, plumbers, carpenters, cleaners and home painting through the UrbanClap platform. 

It operates in 14 cities in India which include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam. 

The company competes with home services marketplace HouseJoy, online classifieds company Quikr and local business search engine JustDial in this segment.

Apart from India, it offers services in the United Arab Emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It has a partner network of over 20,000 service professionals, who are provided financing, training and product or consumables support.

In August, UrbanClap’s valuation nearly doubled to $843.40 mn in eight months.