Hyderabad-based home aggregator platform FIXU has been selected for Facebook’s’s developer-focused programme “FbStart” which caters to the early-stage, mobile-focused startups.

Under the accelerator programme, the startup will receive $40,000 worth of credits. It has also earned access to an exclusive community of developers and mentorship from the Menlo Park-headquartered team of FB engineers.

The startup was launched in 2016 by Vamshi Krishna. It aims to serve as a platform to bridge the gap between households and service professionals. FIXU provide on-demand service professionals such as electricians, plumbers, beauticians, carpenters, painters and pest controllers through its mobile app.

Facebook launched FbStart in 2014 with an aim to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. It provides an exclusive community, worldwide events, and mentorship from Facebook to the startups along with $80K in free tools and services.

FbStart includes three tracks, viz., Pre-launch (up to $15K benefits), Bootstrap (up to $30K benefits), and Accelerate (up to $80K benefits). 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.

India is the largest market for FbStart outside the US. According to the product partnerships team at Facebook, over 75% of top-grossing apps in India get integrated with Facebook.

Other startups accepted to FBStart programme this year include Video Vibe, FoodCloud, Healofy, AsepsisLife, Partiko, Flicksup, CoutLoot and XPrep.



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