Managed by Q plans to sweep its way across the country with $15M round

Sam Dewey

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Managed by Q co-founders Dan Teran and Saman Rahmanian

Managed by Q, an on-demand cleaning and maintenance service to help keep your office in working order, secured $15 million in Series A venture funding last week.

The round was led by RRE Ventures with participation from Greycroft Partners, Homebrew, Sherpa Ventures, SV Angel and Steadfast Financial. Individual angel investors include Gary Vaynerchuk, Semil Shah, Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai, Jessica Alba, Bjarke Ingels, and former NBA Commissioner David Stern.

After expanding its services to Chicago, the New York-based company plans to grow nationwide—starting with San Francisco. And Chicago is a key, strategic step along the way. 

"Chicago is really where we learned what expanision through Q looks like," Managed by Q's Chicago GM Colin Kelahan said. "By the time we were building our team in San Francisco and actually putting our feet on the ground, we knew how to go about the process much better."

With Managed by Q, customers can book a number of onsite services, ranging from weekly cleanings and supply stocking to urgent, on-demand maintenance needs like AC repair and furniture assembly. If the customer needs something not covered by Managed by Q—like IT services or plumbers—the startup will connect you to a local service provider.

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Managed by Q's Chicago team

Part of what makes Managed by Q unique is that it hires, trains, and manages all of its operators on a full- or part-time basis—meaning that they’re eligible for benefits like a 401(K) plan and health insurance.

Kelahan said that Managed by Q is always responsive to tech-forward companies that are looking to work with them.

"As a team, we identified Chicago as a growing tech hub," he said. "As it grows, we think it’s a very important market to be involved in, with a lot of different opportunities to generally work with that great tech environment here."

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