On Tuesday, Austin-based startup LawnStarter has announced its raising of $6 million in a Series A investment led by San Francisco-based Binary Capital.
Founded in 2013, LawnStarter is an online home cleaning startups just like Handy and Homejoy that helps in booking appointments for gardening via web or mobile app. Apart from booking appointment, it also notifies the user when there is a change in the schedule due to the weather conditions or if the date is for a seasonal service. The company calls itself as ‘your personal lawn care concierge.’ It operates in cities like Washington, D.C, Austin, San Diego and Orlando and plans to open in twelve other cities.
The co-founder Steve Cocoran said, “With lawn care, it’s not the ordering that’s the issue – it’s the ongoing relationship that ensues months and years down the road. Many homeowners typically have to deal with two or three different service providers. We aggregate all of that into one convenient purchase point.”
Until date, the startup has raised $7.25 million from various investors. In January this year, LawnStarter raised $1 million in a seed round from Gary Vaynerchuk and other angel investors. The startup also took part in TechStars Austin in 2014. The current fund will help in the expansion of the company and to widen the company’s team.
“This money will allow us to build the all-star team it takes to win. We’ll be bringing on a VP of Engineering, several engineers and a couple of marketing professionals. City expansion is on the horizon as well,” said Corcoran in a press release.