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Hello Alfred, a startup that taps into existing on-demand services to automate weekly chores, has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by NEA and Spark Capital, with participation from Sherpa Ventures and CrunchFund. It follows a $2 million seed round led by Spark.
The company provides customers with on-demand domestic help. Customers are assigned their own home manager, also called an Alfred, and those managers take care of the work — in part by using outside services like Handy and Instacart.
The $99-per-month service originally launched in Boston and has since gone live in New York. According to the company, it has already made 18,000 runs for its customers, covering tasks like dry cleaning 57,600 shirts, delivering 3,326 pounds of dog food and placing 1,280 flower arrangements, reports Techcrunch.
NEA’s Scott Sandell in the funding release, stated-“So many people in the professional ranks are leading lives that are incredibly unmanageable.Hello Alfred gives them back control over their home life and frees up their time to live.”