Baloise invests in property maintenance marketplace Houzy
Baloise Group is expanding its ‘Home’ ecosystem by investing in Zurich-based Houzy , a technology platform that allows homeowners to manage every aspect of their building digitally. The investment represents another step in the implementation of Baloise’s Simply Safe strategy.
Founded in 2017, Houzy (a team of 19) connects customers directly with the right partners, whether they are buying, renovating, maintaining, or selling their property. Partners pay a fixed annual fee in order to be listed on the platform. Customers can use the platform for free.
“Houzy fits perfectly with Simply Safe and with the ‘Home’ ecosystem that Baloise has defined as part of this strategy . Customers register with the platform free of charge and can enter the key data for their property. Houzy then provides regular property valuations and helps customers with the forward planning and liquidity management that is required for renovation and refurbishment. New services are being added to the platform all the time. The most recent is the ‘plant manager’, an online app that enables customers to find out how to look after their houseplants properly.” – Stefan Schärer, CEO and co-founder of Houzy.
“Houzy’s target demographic is the ideal fit with Baloise’s service portfolio. We can also bundle the services provided by Houzy with those of our existing ‘Home’ partnerships such as Movu, Devis, Bubblebox and Batmaid. We’re delighted that this long-term equity investment enables us to enter into a strategically important alliance that expands our ‘Home’ ecosystem.” – Yannick Hasler, a member of the Executive Committee at Baloise Switzerland.