The award recognises Avin’s work in spearheading Housekeep’s growth to market leader in home cleaning, after he realised that technology could be used to improve the lives of cleaners & consumers, and fix the broken cleaning industry.
Since Avin launched Housekeep in 2014, the business has completed over 1.5 million cleans with a 4.9* average clean rating. The tech that Housekeep’s built has cleaned up the cleaning industry – it’s saved cleaners over £8 million in travel cost, and is saving 1000+ tonnes of CO2 emissions each year, by assigning dense local travel routes to cleaners. This tech also contributes to Housekeep cleaners earning up-to 50% more than other cleaners.
Under Avin’s stewardship, Housekeep has now expanded into new services – including end of tenancy & deep cleaning, as well as tradespeople services - in a bid to ‘own the home’ & lead the UK’s £40bn home services market.
Avin has won numerous awards for his work with Housekeep, including being named in the inaugural list of SME Leaders 20 last year. He was also awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2022 New Year’s Honours List, for services to entrepreneurship & digital innovation in the cleaning industry.
Outside of Housekeep, Avin has been involved in over 40 high-growth businesses as a VC or angel investor – including some of the UK's most exciting startups, such as Crowdcube & Zipcar UK.
About Asian Stars in UK Tech
The Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech is an annual list compiled by the equality charity & think tank Diversity UK. The project was launched in 2015 to challenge the “white, young, male” stereotype of tech stars. And the annual list has achieved just that - celebrating 100 stars from Asian backgrounds each year since. The list also shines a light on women in the tech world – with female stars making up over 50% of this year's list, for the second year running. This year, Diversity UK celebrated twenty of the most inspirational Asian stars with the Asian Tech Pioneers Awards. These are nominees who have been profiled in previous editions of the list multiple times. This year, many who have been awarded support the tech ecosystem and other tech entrepreneurs with funding, know-how and technical capabilities.