In just over a month since officially going live with its on-demand service in Toronto, Jiffy on Demand, or “Jiffy” as they prefer to be called, has announced the close of its first round of funding. The company announced today that it has closed just over $500,000 in seed funding, led by a handful of strategic angel investors, including Facebook Canada’s Jordan Banks.
“We’re extremely excited to have one of Canada’s leading technologist investing in Jiffy,” said Jaimie Grossman, CEO of Jiffy. “Jordan brings invaluable experience in the tech space and a real understanding of how to build an online platform.” Grossman also told BetaKit that Jiffy plans to expand outside of Toronto in early 2016.
With dozens of home maintenance categories listed on its site — such as painting, carpentry, gardening, plumbing, car detailing, and electrical — the Toronto-based app is designed to send help for what ails your house. Jiffy personally hand-picks tradespeople and certifies them to ensure the people within its community are skilled professionals. The Jiffy app is currently available for iOS in the App Store, or on the web.