Handybook

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'Uberification'
Handybook changes name to Handy, reaches 150 employees
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Since launching its on-demand cleaning and handyman service in Boston in mid-2012, Handybook has expanded to 28 cities and 150 employees. Today, the New York-based company, which still maintains a Boston office, has changed its name to Handy in an effort to become an even bigger player in the “Uberification” of the economy.

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Cleaners unite
Unsully founder to join home services startup Handybook as Boston GM
Detailers work on a car for Unsully. (Company-supplied photo.)
Joe Nigro, founder of an on-demand car detailing service called Unsully, is joining the home services startup Handybook as its Boston general manager. The deal is being called an acquisition, but Unsully had just one full-time employee, and Handybook — which focuses on dispatching house cleaners, painters, and handymen — isn't adding car washes to its menu of services. Terms  aren't being announced. Nigro had bootstrapped Unsully since leaving Vsnap, a video messaging startup, in 2013. Read More