Ghar360, a cloud based 3D augmented reality platform for home design that allows users to customise and visualise their dream home before they buy or even build it, has recently launched a B2C version for the end users.
Targeted towards the architecture and design industry Ghar360 enables its users to design and visualize their dream home online even before it is really constructed. This 3D conversion process takes only seconds and is completely automated. Users can also customize their home as per their interests in décor, Furniture, flooring etc.
The Global market size for the construction and architecture industry is a $78 Bn, for Interior design it’s $32 Bn and for Home Renovation its $11 Bn. This is the potential that Ghar360 has and is working forward to create a revolutionary change in the field of architecture and interior design.
Ghar360 is trying to reinvent the interior shopping experience by integrating 1000’s of real products across 60 different categories that enables users to try, visualize and play around with real products in real time before they go to the market and buy them.
Here is a quick video on how it works.
Ghar360 B2C highlights
- Absolutely free for all the users
- User Friendly UI
- Does not require and prior skills and knowledge
- Can easily be shared over social media
- Real time 3D visualization
- Completely customizable
The startup had launched its B2B version earlier this year in pilot with real estate portals like 99 Acres and MagicBricks; for which now it has both Indian and international clients as well. It’s clientele includebuilders, architects, interior designers, real estate agents, brands, real estate portals etc.
“We do not have direct competitors in India however there are companies who are trying to solve the similar problem but in a different way We are trying to solve the problem using the latest technology which is faster and cost-effective which could help the users to fulfill their dream of constructing/buying a home. Typically we see most of the architects and interior designers use high end software’s to do this which requires good knowledge about the software, and means only experienced persons, will be able to use those softwares. However, we have developed a simple and user-friendly platform where even a non-tech savvy person can easily do this,” says Ajesh, CEO, Ghar360.
Its revenue model is subscription based and it also offers customized packages for B2B customers, where it charges on the basis of number of floor plans created. Currently, its B2B platform has 11 clients ( 5 Paid and 6 Trial ) with over 1000+ floorplan created by B2B users.
Whereas in case of the new B2C platform it has kept one floor plan completely free and if the user wants to create more than one floorplan they need to pay $5 for additional floor plan.
“We are trying to reinvent the interior shopping experience by integrating real products into our platform. So by integrating real products ( 8 lakhs product in 60 categories are available for interior design ) from retailers in that way we can generate revenue through affiliate commission,” said Ajesh.
The startup is also working to develop a marketplace kind of model where it will connect end users to professionals (architects/ interior designer etc) and also pass on the leads to the shops/ retail outlets who are related to home products.
Ghar360 is founded by Sanju Thomas (CTO) who comes with 5 year of technical experience and Ajesh Joy (CEO) who comes with 3 years of marketing experience. Both are engineering grads from Karunya University Coimbatore and also had successful exited out of a previous startup back in 2010 at Technopark, Trivandrum, Kerala.
Ghar360 is a product from Techzag solutions private limited founded in Aug 2013 having its head office at Bangalore. It was part of TLabs Batch 5 and had raised INR 10 lakh in funding from it. It is a six member team as of now.