Home services marketplace UrbanClap launches operations in Australia

Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Pixabay

In line with its expansion plans, home services marketplace UrbanClap on Wednesday announced the launch of operations in Australia, the second country outside of India, post a successful launch in UAE last year.

Slated for November 2019, UrbanClap will launch home care and personal care services including hair and beauty services.

Australia, with its demographic advantages, holds great promise for UrbanClap. “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 contribute to building a healthy service eco-system in Australia,” said Abhiraj Bhal Co-founder of UrbanClap.

Australians value time spent with family and UrbanClap is all about helping customers get more free time, while providing earning opportunities to the service providers. The gap between service providers and customers is clear opportunity in a market like Australia. UrbanClap aims to bridge this gap and provide reliable services by matching quality service professionals with the service seekers.

Founded in November 2014, UrbanClap offers services such as beauty and spa at home, cleaning, plumbing, carpentry, appliance repair, painting etc. through its mobile app and website.

This article was first published on livemint.com.

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
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