And more money pouring in for India’s hyperlocal segment. Latest is Zimmber, a Mumbai-based hyperlocal on-demand home service startup. The startup has scooped in $2 million in a fresh funding round from IDG Ventures, Omidyar Network, Sherpalo Ventures and Mohandas Pai.
With this new cash inflow, the company is now planning to hire senior-level executives on the technology front, expand its services to newer markets and enter new categories. It is planning to expand to 20 categories and 37 cities by March 2016.
Zimmber was founded in 2014 by Gaurav Shrivastava, Amit Kumar and Anubhab Goel. Earlier, in January 2015, the company raised a seed funding round of $400,000 from InMobi’s core team, including Naveen Tiwari, and at the same time, acqui-hired Dhulai.
The company provides services like home painting, AC services, plumbing, carpentry, and home cleaning, among others. Unlike other start-ups, the company trains and accredits all handy-men before enrolling them on the platform.
It has partnered with 250 service providers and process around 3,000 orders on a monthly basis. It recently acquired of Mumbai-based laundry service Dhulai to scale up laundry vertical at Zimmber.
Zimmber also has a mobile app for on-demand services, which is currently available on Google Play Store. With its mobile app, you can easily book any of the home repair service on the go. It currently operates in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Gurgaon, Delhi and Navi Mumbai.
To get things done, select a service or the type of problem from the list. If it’s not in list then explain it and someone from the company will get back to you. Provide the company with your address, preferred time and location. The partners of the company will come and fix the problem.
And event though such market segments are currently facing legal troubles in western markets, Zimmber will find enough competition in India, with Urbanclap which recently raised $10 million in Series A round, Urbanpro which raised $2 million from Nirvana Ventures, and Localoye among several others in the space.