Eden Life, a home services app for scheduling food, laundry and cleaning services, has completed a Ksh. 154.7 million (USD 1.4 million) Seed round. The round was led by UK-based company LocalGlobe, along with participation from Samurai Incubate, Future Africa, Village Global, Rising Tide Africa and Enza Capital.
This brings Eden Life’s total investment to date to Ksh. 220 Million (USD 2 million) following pre-seed backing from Andela’s original co-founders and additional accelerator support over the last 18 months.
The capital raised will be used to build out Eden Life’s in-house technology and develop its own world-class kitchens and operations hubs, as it builds a new tech-based platform to improve and grow Africa’s service industry.
Eden Life was founded in 2019 by three former Andelans for busy Lagos professionals who often have little time to source and coordinate dependable, efficient and trustworthy home services providers. The app, available on Google Play and the App Store, offers users a subscription service that delivers high quality chef-cooked meals, laundry service and home cleaning as well as tracking progress on all their services.
Users can subscribe to one or more of the services and set the frequency they want the services delivered. Targeted at executives, remote workers, creatives, and tech engineers and developers, Eden Life is removing the barriers to finding reliable household services in the city and in doing so has quickly picked up over 600 customers.
“For many of our users, if they’re cooking or running errands, they’re not being productive, they don’t want distractions from their work, which is where Eden Life comes in,” said Nadayar Enegesi, Co-Founder at Eden Life and Co-founder at Andela.
“We fell in love with Eden Life’s vision for the future of home services in Africa. A true customer obsession sits at the heart of everything they are building – this is already visible in customer retention and other key metrics,” said Remus Brett, General Partner at LocalGlobe.