Press Release November 11, 2013

Goodwin Advises Handybook on $10 Million Financing

Goodwin Procter attorneys recently advised start-up Handybook, Inc. on its approximately $10 million Series A-1 financing from investors including General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.

Founded in Cambridge, Mass. in May 2012 and currently based in New York, N.Y., Handybook helps users find, book and pay pre-approved household service providers, such as professional cleaners and handymen. The company operates in eight cities – New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia – and expects to expand into five new markets in the coming months. The expansion will be led by Handybook COO and co-founder, Umang Dua. Handybook also offers users a mobile app for booking services.

Handybook was recently featured in an article in The New York Times and company CEO and co-founder Oisin Hanrahan was interviewed on the CNBC news program Squawk Box. Additional media coverage included articles on industry websitesVentureBeat.com and TechCrunch.com.

The Goodwin team was led by John Egan and Jared Fine, and included Patricia Mets.