UrbanYou has raised $1 million in a funding round led by existing investor Microequities Venture Capital, with participation from angel investor Arun Nair.
UrbanYou is an on-demand cleaning and gardening service provider connecting people to pre-approved professionals for a job as early as the next day. Like most on-demand services UrbanYou came out of the frustration with previous online searching and booking systems.
The common theme that runs through the dozens of cooking shows that fill up hour after hour of TV scheduling is freshness. No matter the show, no matter the chef, fresh ingredients are key to the perfect dish. It doesn’t get any fresher than using herbs and vegetables grown in your own garden, but the problem for many watching along at home is that they just don’t have the time or space to do it.
Sydney startup PodPlants is tackling gardening problems as it looks to transform urban design and solve the issue of sustainability through vertical garden units.
UrbanOutsource is the latest on-demand service to join the lucrative multi-billion dollar tasking sector. Whether it is entering an already crowded market with competitors such as Airtasker and OneFlare is still to be seen.