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On Demand Home Service Startup Zimmber Raises $400K; Acqui-Hires Laundry Startup Dhulai

On Demand Home Service Startup Zimmber Raises $400K; Acqui-Hires Laundry Startup Dhulai

Mumbai-based on demand home services startup, Zimmber has raised $400K (INR 2.5 Cr) in its first round of funding from InMobi’s core founding team including Naveen Tewari and has also acqui-hired Mumbai-based laundry service Dhulai.

Founded in 2014 by Anubhab Goel, Gaurav Shrivastava and Amit Kumar, Zimmber is an online platform that provides on demand services to the users of Mumbai, Pune and Gurgaon presently. The startup currently has more than 250 service providers enlisted on the portal. It also boasts the user base of around 300 customers with over 150 new customers adding on every day. With a target of 20-30 percent customer hike every week Zimmber is presently serving 1500-2000 orders in a month.

 The startup further plans to expand its footsteps to metros like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and many more tier 2 and tier 3 cities in the upcoming months.

According to Anubhab Goel, “We see a huge market to target in the online on demand services. The home service market that will go onlineis pegged at over $560 Mn (INR 36000 Cr) for next three to four years. The contributors of this market size are people using internet, doing online transactions and surfing it to search products.”

Quick Facts:

#Serving in Nine categories including ac  repairing services, carpentry, electrical services, plumbing services, pest control, color your home, sofa cleaning, carpet cleaning and home cleaning.

#Growing at 1.5 times month on month

#More than 1000 unique visitors on a daily basis

#More than 400 service providers across three cities

With around 69 startups founded in 2014 alone in the same domain, the on demand service industry has seen a rapid rise. Operating in the same domain are other players like LocalOye which recently raised $5 Mn from Tiger Global and Lightspeed Venture Partners, Housejoy that raised $4 Mn in Series A round from Matrix Partners, UrbanPro that received $2 Mn from Nirvana Ventures, and UrbanClap that received $10 Mn funding just today from SAIF PartnersAccel Partners.

Prior to this, Zimmber had raised around $500K from a group of angel investors, including Jabong’s co-founder and Managing Director Praveen Sinha.

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