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Home Services Startup Gapoon Raises Angel Funding

Home Services Startup Gapoon Raises Angel Funding

Bangalore-based home services startup, Gapoon has raised about $150K (INR 1.2 Cr) in an angel round of funding from a group of investors, including entrepreneur and investor, Chandrashekar Tallapragada, reported Mint.

Pankaj Kapoor, a director at one of the world’s leading investment banks, also participated in this round.

Gapoon was founded in 2015 by Apoorva Mishra, Ankita Asai and Ankit Bindal. The startup aims to provide a one-click, one-stop solution for all home maintenance requirements.

It operates an on-demand as well as subscription-based model for services such as home cleaning, electricians, appliance maintenance, plumbing, pest control and carpentry. There are over 1500 people who have signed up for Gapoon’s subscription packages.

Gapoon will use the raised capital to grow its subscription-based services, which offer the firm a steady revenue and reduce customer acquisition costs.

“This funding round gives us further strength to expand our service offerings to the entire city of Bangalore in a stronger manner. We intend to focus on growing our subscription-based model. We are also working on service portfolio expansion. We are confident of capturing the market across the country in coming months. We also hope to expand to new cities by the end of 2016,” said Apoorva Mishra, CEO at Gapoon.

Other startups offering services in this space include HandyHome, HouseJoy, UrbanClap and LocalOye, among others.

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