Meanwhile, Helpling MD Yeen Teck Hoe leaves the company to found his own startup called CtrlWorks
A German-based online marketplace for household services, Helpling, today announced the appointment of Philippe Limes as the new CEO of Helpling Asia, which is based in Singapore.
The company also announced that Managing Director Yeen Teck Hoe will leave the company to pursue a new challenge as a founder of CtrlWorks, a robotics startup focusing on autonomous guided vehicles. Yeen entered the company when his startup Spickify was acquired by Helpling.
During his time as Managing Director, Yeen successfully positioned Helpling as the market leader in Singapore.
“I am very happy and proud to join such a successful team and extraordinary company. Helpling Asia has become the leading household brand within just one year of market entry. I am honoured to continue this success and will be focusing on bringing accelerated growth to our most promising markets, Singapore and Australia,” said Limes in an official statement.
Prior to joining Helpling, Limes had experience as a serial entrepreneur and was International Business Director of Showroomprive.com, which recently went public. He brings extensive knowledge of the APAC markets and a deep understanding of marketplaces and e-commerce companies to his new position.
Helpling was founded by Benedikt Franke, Philip Huffmann and Rocket Internet in January 2014. It claims to be the leading online marketplace for home services outside of the US and China, where customers can book vetted and insured cleaners.
The company has raised EUR56.5 million (US$63 million) from Mangrove Capital Partners, Phenomen Ventures, Point Nine Capital, Lukasz Gadowski, Lakestar and Kite Ventures.
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