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Goodnest Raises $1M to Transform Home Improvements

Goodnest Raises $1M. Plans to Transform How Kiwis Get Jobs Done Around The Home

AUCKLAND, 10 July 2017 - Goodnest, New Zealand’s leading On Demand Home Services platform, today announced a $1M funding round. Investors include K1W1, Phil McCaw (of Movac), Richard Abbott (early Trade Me investor and former Chairman), James McGee (former commercial manager at Trade Me) and Trade Me founder Sam Morgan. With this investment, Goodnest plans to continue its investment in its mobile and web platform and further scale its services.

“This is an exciting milestone for Goodnest. In 2014 we started cleaning a few homes for friends and family and today we perform thousands of jobs every month thanks to hundreds of talented cleaners, handymen (and ladies), electricians, gardeners, and plumbers around the country. This investment allows us to accelerate growth and take the hassle out of finding tradespeople” said founder James MacAvoy.

“Our vision is to transform how Kiwis get stuff done around the home. Consumers can make a couple of taps on their smartphone to tell us what they need and the appointment times that suit them and then we handle the rest – we find a great tradie, make sure they turn up on time, seamlessly handle payments, insurance, disputes and everything else so consumers don’t have to.”

“Our happy consumers rate their experience and we ensure that the most efficient and friendliest tradies are the ones we send to the next customer. If you want a grumpy tradie you will need to use the Yellow Pages and phone around a bit.” says founder James MacAvoy.

Tradespeople love Goodnest because we send them new customers and they get paid automatically – often within 48 hours of them doing the job.

The new board consists of Bain Hollister (co-founder of ClearPoint) as Chairman, together with Sam Morgan and Goodnest founders James MacAvoy and Richard Humphries as directors.

“We’re super excited about the team and investor base we have assembled and we’re now expecting to work hard, grow fast and in a couple of years we should have a pretty significant business in what is a huge market just in New Zealand,” said director Sam Morgan.

The company currently operates in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, and Dunedin and hopes to expand into more services and cities across New Zealand in the years ahead.

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