On-demand house cleaning service Handy just raised another $15 million in funding and hired a new chief technology officer to grow its platform.
Handy is the next evolution of Angie’s List-like services: a single destination where you can book home repair or cleaning services. The platform, which connects individuals with Handy-approved independent contractors, is accessible on web or mobile.
Ken Little will be joining Handy as the company’s new CTO. Little comes from Tumblr, where he was vice president of product. There he grew the team from 20 people to over 100 — exactly the kind of growth he’ll need to oversee at Handy. Prior to Tumblr he worked as director of engineering at Etsy and director of front-end operations for the New York Times.
At Handy, his main priority will be overseeing new hires within the engineering and product teams.
“It will be my job to make sure that they move in lockstep as they scale,” said Little in an interview.
Handy is looking to expand its presence both within the areas it already operates and beyond. The on-demand cleaning service is located in 37 cities and regions in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
The company recently rebranded itself from Handybook to Handy in an effort to build consumer trust, and now the company is hiring Little to scale its technology as it grows its user base.
TPG Growth led the round, which also saw participation from Sound Ventures and other current investors. In total the company has raised $60 million.