SERVIZ, Backed by $10.7M From Groupon, Takes On Holiday Lighting Installs

Sherman Oaks-based SERVIZ, a new, on-demand home services startup led by ReachLocal founder Zorik Gordon, said Wednesday that it is connecting consumers with holiday lighting installation services--and also revealed a funding round from Groupon. The startup said it raised $10.7M in a funding round, led by Groupon, along with other investors. SERVIZ lets consumers book home services via both its online website and an iPhone app, and is initially offering its service in the greater Los Angeles area, including Orange County. SERVIZ says it offers up a way to find professionals for handyman work, plumbing, carpet cleaning, electrical work and appliance repair, among other home services, and that its professionals are all background checked, licensed and insured. On the holiday lighting front, Serviz said a two hour basic holiday lighting install costs $89 through its service. More information »