Gurgaon-based on-demand concierge service startup, Qlivery, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Chandigarh Angels Network (CAN).
The startup plans to use the funds to scale its operations and enhance its technology, especially implementation of artificial intelligence (AI).
Qlivery was founded in 2015 by Karan Saharan, Chetan Agarwal, Sonal Saraogi, Shivani Agarwal and Rohit Pansari. It provides personal assistance to customers so that they can get their shopping done in real-time.
How Does It Work?
The startup runs its own delivery fleet which collects and delivers items according to customer’s needs and takes a delivery charge for every order.
The startup is presently operational in Gurgaon and claims to have served 12,000 customers. It plans to expand its services to Delhi-NCR by April 2016 and to Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai, by the end of 2016. The startup currently employs 55 people and plans to increase its team to 150 people. It also plans to tie up with various hotels and offices to provide on-demand concierge services to employees and travellers.
Qlivery is aiming to disrupt the $750 Bn on-demand concierge service industry. This space already counts players like Joe Hukum, Helpchat, Lookup, Haptik, Goodservice among others. Earlier this month, chat-based concierge services startup, Wishup, raised a seed round of funding from TracxnLabs, 500 Startups and Mato Peric. In December 2015, Joe Hukum raised an undisclosed sum in seed funding from TracxnLabs, Jitendra Gupta and Prashant Tandon. Besides, last year Lookup raised $2.5 Mn in Series A funding, Helpchat raised over $16 Mn (INR 100 Cr.) in Series B round, Goodbox secured $2.5 million (Rs 16.5 crore) in Series A funding Goodservice received $1.6 Mn (INR 10 Cr) in seed funding.