- Nana — a company that runs a marketplace and online academy for appliance repair — announced it has raised $6 million in funding.
Nana — a company that runs a marketplace and online academy for appliance repair — announced it has raised $6 million in funding, according to TechCrunch. This seed round of funding was led by Shripriya Mahesh of Spero Ventures. And Next Play Ventures (venture fund headed by former LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner), Lachy Groom, Scott Belsky, Geoff Donaker of Burst Capital, and Michael Staton of Learn Capital participated in the round.
Including this round, Nana raised $10.7 million in total with previous investors that include Alpha Bridge Ventures, Bob Lee, and the Uber Syndicate, an investment vehicle for backing Uber alums in new ventures. Nana founder and CEO David Zamir is not actually an Uber alum, but one of the company’s first employees VP of Engineering Oliver Nicholas is an early Uber engineer. Many Uber drivers have also been turning to Nana for finding work as many of them were heavily impacted by the pandemic.
Nana users can start out by watching free lessons to fix a range of appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, stoves, washers, dryers, etc. And these classes are available to anyone.
After taking and passing a course, users have the option to register on Nana’s platform for repair jobs. Nana has partnerships with several appliance and warranty companies such as GE, Samsung, Assurant, and First American Home Warranty. So far, Nana has registered hundreds of technicians in 12 markets across the U.S. And the company is expecting to expand to 20 markets by the end of 2021.