“Today’s parents are exhausted and can certainly use a helping hand. Our services are meant to offer an alternative to weekends of laundry, household chores, and home organization, so that families can enjoy more time together or even have some me-time.”
May 04, 2022
Call Emmy, a parent-focused, on demand marketplace connecting hyperlocal, safe and qualified household service providers to time-crunched families, announced today completion of their acquisition of Nanno, a nationally recognized and trusted online marketplace for childcare services with superb technology for vetting providers and matching bookers and providers. Completion of this acquisition includes the release of the new Call Emmy app featuring Nanno’s revolutionary progressive web app (PWA) technology which enables a unique cross-platform user experience for parents and service providers. Integrating Nanno reinforces Call Emmy’s core mission to help parents anywhere, any time with anything they need.
Coupled with Call Emmy’s brand identity and world class customer service, the combined organization is positioned for significant growth and expansion. Call Emmy’s child care service will be available nationally, while chore services will be available in the Denver Metro Area with plans of expanding into Colorado Springs in the south and Fort Collins in the north.
The company also released expanded services, including Virtual Emmy, an online assistant to help with everyday online services such as making restaurant reservations or researching summer camps for children.
Arezou Zarafshan, Call Emmy founder, will maintain her role as CEO. Liz Polizzi, the founder and former Nanno CEO will continue working with Call Emmy as a strategic advisor, Chief Product Officer and acting Chief Technology Officer.
“My favorite thing about Call Emmy is that unlike most home service apps that focus on ‘dad’ jobs, Call Emmy focuses on the jobs more commonly done by moms,” said Nanno CEO and founder Liz Polizzi. “When your family is young, babysitting is a huge lifesaver. But as your kids grow, things become more complicated. You need help with other stuff to keep the ship afloat. I see this as an evolution for Nanno, the same way a family evolves as kids grow up.”
The acquisition will help Call Emmy continue to grow market share in the $100 billion home services market – a market that, according to industry reports, is expected to reach $1.2 trillion by 2026.
“Today’s parents are exhausted and can certainly use a helping hand,” said CEO, Arezou Zarafshan. “Our services are meant to offer an alternative to weekends of laundry, household chores, and home organization, so that families can enjoy more time together or even have some me-time. Working with Liz and the Nanno team to integrate their technology and childcare platform has been a great experience. Not many people have as much knowledge and experience in the family tech industry as Liz does. Knowing Liz’s bias towards action and passion for making technology products that are truly helpful for families, I couldn’t be more excited about our future.”
About Call Emmy
Founded in 2020 by longtime Denver business leader Arezou Zarafshan, Call Emmy is an on-demand chore marketplace that connects busy families to local household service providers. Users first choose a service, including tasks such as laundry or cleaning, book instantly for now or later, and watch the project get completed by a vetted service provider, aka, Fairy. Named after Zarafshan’s long-time house manager Emmy, the startup helps busy families regain up to 10 hours a week spent doing chores.
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