Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO, Jeff Bezos, is betting big on the home improvement industry segment having backed Pro.com; a startup that specializes in providing customers with quotes for home improvement projects. The startup has a Certified Pro Service that vets professionals who can be contracted to carry out various home improvement projects.
During an interview on Bloomberg, CEO, Mathew Williams, reiterated that the main objective of Pro.com is to make it easy for customers to find the right professional for various home improvement projects
The Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) backed startup has already carried out two rounds of financing, having been in business for one and half years. The first round according to the CEO raised $3.5 million in which Bezos also took part with the second one raising $14 million.
“We want to change how customers interact with Pro’s and be able to find a price for your home project, find a pro and then get the job done as seamlessly as possible,” said Mr. Williams.
The team at Pro.com, most of it, has a background from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) which Williams believes will be essential in the startup climbing the heights in the home improvement segment.
“You can go to pro.com price out any home project and we have an algorithm that essentially takes any home project down to the simplest levels to the most complex and you can price it instantly,” said Mr. Williams
Pro.com already has a nationwide presence having been backed by the likes of Madrona Venture Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and Redpoint ventures. With a visit to Pro.com website, a customer can be able to discover how much it would cost to repair a roof remodel the kitchen or be able to fix a leaky faucet.
Williams maintains that Pro.com remains the ideal stop for anyone looking for a simple way of getting price estimates within a matter of seconds and be able to locate a professional to get the work done.
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