Hassle.com is an online marketplace that allows busy people to book and pay for someone to come and clean their house. Traditionally, this has been a difficult task, heavily dependent on word-of-mouth recommendations and trust, both on the part of the client and the service provider. Hassle.com is designed to simplify that task, meeting and interviewing the cleaners face-to-face and matching them to jobs which suit their location, and the hours they want to work.
A native of Leixlip, Jules went to London with Accenture and worked with a number of companies before starting Hassle.com with her two co-founders. Initially inspired by her desire to employ a piano teacher, she realised that service providers and clients need a matchmaking service. Her father’s experience as a driving instructor bore this out.
Hassle.com wouldn’t have worked five years ago, says Jules: it’s the smartphones in our pockets that make it possible. She doesn’t mind when I suggest it’s like Hailo for cleaners. In fact, Hailo’s founder and hairman Ron Zeghibe is also chairman of Hassle.com.
Hassle.com took part in Techstars London and after a successful 18 months in business there, they have now launched in Dublin. Currently available for city postcodes, they plan to expand to County Dublin and further afield on a phased basis.