GoodWork nabs US$1.6M in seed funding led by Chaac Ventures
GoodWork, Philippines-based home services provider startup, has received US$1.6 million in seed funding round led by Chaac Ventures, with participation from Elysium Ventures, Kairos K50, and Facebook’s and Snapchat’s angel investors.
The company said it plans to use the funding to expand its business in Southeast Asia, as reported by TechCrunch.
Andrew Koger, co-founder, and CEO of GoodWork said that GoodWork plans to expand into Vietnam and Thailand by the end of this year or early 2021.
The company that was founded in 2018 has its operation based in the Metro Manila region. It offers services such as home cleaning, laundry pickup, air conditioner cleaning, and home repairs, as well as spa services such as manicures.
Using GoodWork, services providers are free to determine their pricing with around 70 per cent daily bookings from repeat customers.
GoodWork was founded in 2018 by Koger, who is a bachelor of arts graduate of Princeton University. Previously, he was a part of Lazada team, leading Fulfillment, the logistics branch of the company.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left no stone unturned, and GoodWork is no exception. Due to the government policy of community quarantine and suspension of operations, the company deals with this situation by adding health services into its app that include online medical consultations.
Besides that, the services that are most needed during the community quarantine are laundry pickup and delivery services, since many people don’t have washing machines at home and rely on laundromats.
With the lockdown situation dials down, GoodWork has been prepared to add the relevant services such as disinfection cleaning services and implement new safety measures for services providers, such as the standard body temperature monitoring feature in its app, and safety training and protective equipment for cleaners.