One year ago, Book A Tiger, a Berlin-based start-up that enables customers to hire cleaners on demand via a web platform, made an announcement that raised eyebrows in the tech scene.
Founders Nikita Fahrenholz and Claude Ritter said the start-up would hire the cleaning staff it rents out as its own employees, rather than Uber’s model of classifying the people providing services as independent contractors.
Now it seems the bold gamble has paid off. Book A Tiger has raked in €20 million in venture capital, Mr. Fahrenholz told Handelsblatt.
Besides long-time investors, the private equity fund Coller Capital has also participated in the latest round of investment, the founder said.