Service Octopus, a UK’s price comparison and online booking platform for professional cleaning services, recently launched an equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube to fast track its growth, sales and marketing plans. The Service Octopus team has set its initial crowdfunding goal at £125,000 in exchange for 10% equity. At this writing, more than a third of this total — over £46,900– has already been pledged thanks to strong early interest in the campaign. The additional investment will be used fund the company’s expansion across the UK and to broaden its offer into complementary service areas such as house removals and handyman services.
Co-founders Roberto Garritano (CEO) and Filip Mijatov (Operations Director) gained more than six years of combined experience running their own professional cleaning businesses in London before they spotted an opportunity to further disrupt the market and launched Service Octopus earlier this year.
“Technology has helped to transform so many industries, and that’s what we’re bringing to the multi-billion pound UK domestic services market,” observed Service Octopus’ Garritano. “Today’s consumer expects to be able to book online wherever and whenever they wish and Service Octopus is a hassle free way for them to do just that. We’re really excited about the opportunities ahead.”
Serviceoctopus.com enables customers to source quotes and reviews from a range of companies and then quickly book the services needed, aiming to save both time and money. The cleaning companies who partner with Service Octopus benefit from their team’s online marketing expertise, giving them access to a wider audience, and the ability to offer their customers the convenient online booking experience that they have now come to expect. Service Octopus is already working with more than a dozen cleaning partners in the Greater London area, generating over £50,000 in sales since operations began this past April.
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