Six months after raising an additional $33 million in funding Airtasker has expanded internationally. The company has chosen the United Kingdom as their first international market with CEO Tim Fung quoted as saying “The UK is really the ideal market for Airtasker and one of the main reasons we have chosen the UK as our first launch country is because of the huge market size.”
Originally founded in 2012 Airtasker had remained solely focused on their Australian operations up until 2017. At a company offsite for the senior leadership team the UK was selected as the ideal market for their international expansion and an additional round of funding was secured to provide the capital required to tackle a new market.
According to Linkedin the Airtasker currently has 5 staff located in the UK. The London based team are led by Lucas London who was brought into the company in August 2017 as General Manager of the UK.
The company has decided to focus their operations on London initially before eventually expanding out across the country and is already claiming to have 13,000 taskers signed up in London. For Australians familiar with the company’s operations the UK website lists all of the jobs you have come to expect to find on the platform including handyman services, garden maintenance, cleaning and removalist services.
Since being co-founded by Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui in 2012 the company has services more than 1.6 million customers, created over $215 million worth of jobs and sees $15.4 million worth of jobs created on the platform each month.