Appliance Repair Education Platform Nana Raises $6 Million
- Nana – a company that operates a marketplace and online academy for repairing equipment – announced it had raised $ 6 million in funding.
Nana – a company that runs a marketplace and online academy for repairing equipment – announced it had raised $ 6 million in funding, according to TechCrunch. This starting round was led by Shripriya Mahesh from Spero Ventures. Next Play Ventures (venture funds headed by former LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner), Lachy Groom, Scott Belsky, Geoff Donaker from Burst Capital and Michael Staton from Learn Capital took part in the round.
Including this round, Nana raised a total of $ 10.7 million from previous investors including Alpha Bridge Ventures, Bob Lee, and the Uber Syndicate, an investment vehicle designed to support Uber alums in new ventures. Nana founder and CEO David Zamir isn’t actually an Uber alum, but one of the company’s earliest employees, VP of Engineering, Oliver Nicholas, is an early Uber engineer. Many Uber drivers have also turned to Nana for work as many of them have been badly affected by the pandemic.
First, Nana users can watch free lessons on how to repair a range of appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, ovens, washers, dryers, etc. These courses are available to everyone.
After attending and passing a course, users have the option to register on the Nana platform for repair work. Nana has partnerships with several device and warranty companies including GE, Samsung, Assurant, and First American Home Warranty. To date, Nana has registered hundreds of technicians in 12 markets in the United States. The company expects to expand to 20 markets by the end of 2021.