When it comes to industries like travel, food, and retail, there are literally hundreds of sites and apps where you can book flights, make restaurant reservations or buy a shirt. But when it comes to booking services in the home, like housecleaning and plumbing, there is one app that is becoming the destination for home service transactions: Handybook.
When we talked to the home services start-up last May, the company had raised $2 million in financing and was in three cities with about eight employees. Since then, Handybook [...]
If you want to book a reservation at a restaurant you can use OpenTable.com. If you want to book a hotel reservation you can use Hotels.com. But what if you want to book a hair appointment or cleaning service? Typically, you have to book those types of appointments over the phone (and make sure you called during business hours), but now a number of apps, including Kuyam and Handybook, are popping up to make scheduling appointments as easy as one click on your smartphone.
Kuyam, which started out of an investment banker’s [...]