TAMPA — HOMEE, an on-demand home services platform, has closed a $15 million Series B financing round, bringing the total invested in the company to nearly $30 million since it was founded three years ago.
According to a press release, the Tampa-based company — which provides homeowners and property managers with instant access to thousands of skilled service providers — will use the funding to expand its network to new markets across the country.
The Series B round, the release states, was led by Forte Ventures, whose managing director, Tom Hawkins, will join HOMEE’s board of directors. Other investors include Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, The Hartford, State Farm Ventures and Ferguson Ventures, as well as existing investors Activate Capital Partners, Florida Funders, Deepwork Capital and Engage.
“We are excited to lead the Series B financing round and join the HOMEE team as the company continues to pursue rapid growth throughout the United States,” Hawkins states in the release. “HOMEE is one of the fastest-growing companies in the home services market and has achieved tremendous traction to date by successfully addressing key industry challenges.”
HOMEE co-founder and CEO Doug Schaedler adds, via the release, "This financing round is especially exciting for the company as we are pleased to have the participation of three innovative leaders within the insurance industry and Ferguson, the world’s leading distributor of plumbing products and a major HVAC distributor. We look forward to working with all our new strategic partners and servicing their home improvement needs across the country.”