Fairfax-backed Oneflare has acquired Sydney-based UrbanYou, a platform facilitating the booking of home services such as cleaning and gardening on-demand.
FairFax Media’s Domain has acquired a 50 percent stake in Residential Connections, a company owned by utility comparison platform Compare and Connect. The acquisition provides a new opportunity for online property service Domain, which is no longer just a real estate listings business.
When it comes to customer service, Facebook’s recently announced Messenger bots are the talk of the tech world, and Sydney foodtech startup HowAboutEat has worked fast to integrate the new feature into its offering.
Fairfax Media’s Domain Group has acquired a 35 percent stake in Oneflare, an online marketplace for local services providers, for $15 million, valuing the startup at around $43 million.
Local services marketplace Oneflare has today announced that it has raised $3 million in funding and plans to IPO over the coming financial year.
Oneflare, the online marketplace for hiring professionals, has found that builders were signing up to the online service more rapidly than any other category of workers. This was followed closely by handymen, electricians, plumbers and cleaners.
Online home services marketplace Oneflare has just announced its acquisition of Renovate Forum, an online renovation community home to over 40,000 members.
Australian startup Oneflare.com.au, which connects consumers to local service businesses, has raised $500,000 in funding from local investors.