Popular On-Demand Home Services Startups in India

Where do you go when you need to fix your air conditioner in the middle of the day? Or what happens when you have an emergency situation like a leaking pipe in your kitchen?

Traditionally you would rush to your local electrician or plumber or have to search around for a reliable person. But now many home service startups have come into existence leveraging the on-demand economy and eliminating the pain in finding a professional.

Here we will check the list of top  home service startups in India.

UrbanClap

UrbanClap brings together a host of services under one roof. You can rent their service for home cleaning, interior designing and even get beauty services sitting right at your home. Established in 2014, founder Raghav Chandra, Varun Khaitan, and Abhiraj Bhal have also included innovative services like wedding photography in their list of services.

As of now, you can get UrbanClap services in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Bangalore. There are more than 10,000 professionals registered with the platform who are thoroughly verified by the company. The service has really caught on with the busy urban population with their busy life and the company crossed the mark of $10 million in revenue quite recently.

The app for the company was launched in August 2017 and within six months it posted the staggering figure of profit. It has become one of the fastest growing home services startups in India and raised 63 Crore INR in funding from Accel India and SAW Partners.

UrbanClap is known to offer heavy discounts to the tune of 1.32 Crore to attract customers. Even with the discount, the company earned revenue of Rs 45 Crore in the financial year 2017 – 2018. UrbanClap was also able to reduce its operational expenses due to increased customers it got on the platform.

Available for iOS and Android

HouseJoy

Sunil Goel and Arjun Kumar created the startup HouseJoy in 2015 based out of Bangalore. Initially, the company was able to raise $4 million in the first round of funding from Matrix Partners. The company was received favorably by the Indian population who make around 4,000 orders per day resulting in 30 to 40% weekly growth of the company. Till date, the company has raised $27 million in funding from different investors such as Amazon, Vertex Ventures, and Matrix Partners.

HouseJoy has been able to write its success story by having a good business model, managed expenses and costs and efficient management. HouseJoy was able to earn revenues worth $4.72 million in the financial year 2015 – 2016, recording an increase of 66% compared to the last year. Even in the face of increased profit, HouseJoy was not able to cut down on its expenses which amounted to $15 million for 2016 – 2017. Both HouseJoy and UrbanClap have been the fastest growing companies and the top players when it comes to offering home services.

HouseJoy also offers perks to its employees and customers like free insurance and free re-work which have created a loyal customer base for them. You can hire professionals for home cleaning, pest control, painting, carpentry, plumbing, and fix your appliances and electrical elements.

Available for iOS and Android

Zimmber

When you need a helping hand in your home, you can rely on Zimmber. The company was recently acquired by Quikr for $10 million in 2017. It is based in Mumbai and founded by Amit Kumar, Anubhab Goel, and Gaurav Shrivastava.

The service is offered through their app and website and you can hire professionals for pest control, carpentry, plumbing, professional cleaning, carpet and sofa cleaning, electrical repairs, laundry, home spa, and more. Zimmber raised $400,000 in funding from co-founders of Mobi and further accumulated $2 million in the pre-series a round funding from the leading VC companies such as Omidyar Networks and IDG Ventures.

The company evaluates the eligibility of all enlisted service providers so that you can rest your worries. They also provide additional training and counseling for bridging any gap that exists in their service. You can get the service of Zimmber in the cities of Pune, NCR, MMR, and Bangalore. It has a number of top-notch investors under its belts like the Aarin Capital and various angel investors.

Available for Android

UrbanPro

UrbanPro connects students with tutors, trainers, and institutes. The company was founded by Rakesh Kalra in 2012 and has over 6.5 lakh verified tutors and institutions associated with its platform. More than 25 lakh students and a million visitors per month can connect with educators and get coaching on popular exams like CA, MBA entrance, medical entrance, UPSC, bank clerical posts, Staff Selection Commission, TOEFL, GMAT, IELTS GRE, and more.

You can also go for IT courses in programming like C++, Java, Python PHP and Data Science. There are over 100 categories of courses and coaching programs that you can choose from. You can even go for dance and music classes and learn drawing, yoga, photography, singing, makeup, and other hobbies. The company is based in Bangalore and operates in Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai.

Institutes and tutors can register on the platform and mention their teaching expertise. Students use the app to search for and hire tutors using the app available on Android and iOS. The company is said to have raised an undisclosed amount of funding from an angel investor from the USA. It has also gathered $2 million in 2015from Nirvana Venture Advisors. UrbanPro is surely an innovative app that has tapped in on the on-demand economy-boosting in India.

Available for Android

Helpr

Helpr is a one-stop solution for all your home care and appliance maintenance needs. You can opt for cleaning services which include deep cleaning, bathroom cleaning, kitchen cleaning, sofa and carpet cleaning. The platform also has enlisted professionals who offer pest control, electrical repairs, plumbing services, appliance fixing and repair, home and wood painting, and computer maintenance. You can also sign up for annual maintenance plans for home and appliance repairs for yearly charges.

The company has been awarded the best startup of the year award in 2015 by Coimbatore Management Association (CMA) and has over 23,000 registered professionals. Each of the staff members is evaluated and a background check is conducted including police records.
The company was founded by Vijayramkumar Veeraraghavan, Vignesh Rengasamy, and Rajesh Sankarappan in 2015 at Bangalore. You can avail their services in Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

Available for iOS and Android

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