EvdekiBakicim.com, the Istanbul-based start-up that matches families with highly qualified sitters and care professionals, has closed an angel investment round of 675,000 Turkish Liras (around $180K) and reveals plans to grow simultaneously in and outside of Turkey.
Taking the first place at Webrazzi Arena Competition 2016, Evdekibakicim.com brought 11 of locally well-known angel investor names together with this investment round. Beside Fatih and Fırat İşbecer brothers, BIC Angel Investment Group participated with 3 investors. Other undisclosed investors held executive positions in global companies such as IBM and BSH. Leading marketing professional Hakan Turalı joined the marketplace startup as a board member.
The market size of child and elder care services is estimated to be around $3b in Turkey and over $100b in Europe. Yet the biggest portion of the industry is still run on offline world, which promises a big potential for startups such as Evdekibakicim.com.
"There is no reliable home care services platform that can offer a trustworthy yet scalable solution not only in Turkey but also worldwide" says Evdekibakicim.com CEO Mirac Bal, “Trust is at the heath of Evdekibakicim.com platform. We sign our service providers via 5 step on boarding process". After the angel investment, Bal says, their next milestone will be achieving geographical expansion to 3 countries".
We have heard that the startup is already in talks with with some high-profile VCs in Europe for the next investment round. According to the figures shared by the company, EvdekiBakicim has currently served to over 4K families with more than a thousand professionals.