FIXU, an Home Service Aggregator platform, has been selected for Facebook’s developer-focused FbStart programme, First Startup From Hyderabad receiving access to $40,000 worth of credits and services from the social networking giant. Launched last year, “FbStart” helps developers grow their startups by leveraging valuable tools and services, worldwide events and opportunities to engage with the Facebook team.
Founded this year by Vamshi Krishna, FIXU provide on-demand service professionals such as Electricians, Plumbers, Beauticians, Carpenters, Painters and Pest controllers through its mobile app.
Under the programme, FIXU would also receive mentoring from Menlo Park-headquartered tech giant’s engineering teams, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
“FbStart” programme will be an immense boost to us at this phase of our evolution. Receiving mentorship from the pioneer of social networking will bring a huge opportunity for us to lead the Home Service revolution in India within the next couple of years,” said Vamshi Krishna & Nikhil, co-founder’s, FIXU.
The start-up will also get a chance to get access to the exclusive community of Facebook’s developers and worldwide events.The programme provides free access to more than 25 services including open source tools like React Native, FB Login and Account Kit and App Analytics.
Notably, FIXU is 7th startup from india to be selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme and first startup to get selected from Hyderabad. Earlier in last two months XPrep, Videovibe and Partiko have been selected by Facebook for its FbStart programme.
India is the largest market for FbStart outside the US. According to the product partnerships team at Facebook, over 75 percent of top-grossing apps in India get integrated with Facebook.