Home services platform Jobox raises $42 million

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Jobox, a company that provides marketplace infrastructure for home service professionals, raised $42 million in a Series B funding round.

Now the company is looking to expand, founder and CEO Shay Bloch wrote in a blog post Tuesday, April 12.

“Our platform is poised to scale and help thousands of professionals and hundreds of businesses across the United States deliver the home services consumers want,” he wrote. “We are using our funding round to expand into new markets and professions, and to make our platform and app even more powerful.”

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Jobox, which has offices in Florida and Palo Alto, California, offers professionals such as locksmiths, carpet cleaners and plumbers a mobile operating system that allows them to run their businesses from home. The platform also includes a marketplace infrastructure that allows them to search for jobs that match their schedule, skills, and location.

“Consumers are looking for these home service professionals where they’re not: on the internet,” said Bloch, who founded the company in 2018.

“Most pros still work with pen and paper, but consumers turn to Google and online websites to find them. And sometimes those websites don’t know how to connect the right pro to their customers. .

He adds that most skilled trades professionals have to pay high fees for leads that don’t always yield jobs.

“It’s a significant cost to their business, and we wanted to avoid that. We made sure they only paid if they actually made money,” Bloch wrote.

In addition, Jobox says it has also created a solution for companies that regularly receive requests from customers looking for professionals. According to Bloch, the platform verifies these professionals, allowing companies to recommend them “without having to risk their brand image”.

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