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The success story of the Spanish startup Habitissimo

News: 05/06/2014 - 19:26
Habitissimo connects homeowners with residential contractors, architects and interior designers.

When Habitissimo co-founder Jordi Ber needed to do some work on his apartment, he realised that there was an opening in the market to make it easier for homeowners and building professionals to work together.

This realisation and his dissatisfaction in his job were enough for him to launch Habitissimo with his partner Martin Caleau where consumers can easily find building professionals and examples of their work as well as ask for cost estimates. They can also leave reviews and comments and upload photos to help others decide which professional is the right one for them.

After some early struggles when it was their passion and motivation that kept them going, the co-founders won funding and support from Enisa and ICT business accelerator SeedRocket. They now have more than 270,000 professionals using the platform to develop their business and more than 37,000 customer reviews and comments.

Striking out on his own was obviously the right decision and Jordi believes that “things are changing in Spain in favour of entrepreneurship”. Maybe now is the right time to go for it!

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