UrbanClap, a mobile services marketplace in India, has launched its mobile app in Mumbai. The company currently offers services in 23 categories in Bengaluru, but it has plans to expand its reach and provide services in more than a hundred categories by the end of the year.
The idea is to help consumers find the best services easily and provide the large base of individuals/small businesses with a platform to manage and grow their client network.From a plumber to a wedding photographer or a yoga teacher, you can find everything on UrbanClap. You only need to take a few seconds, enter your needs on their Android app and the platform will bring the right professionals to you.
Varun Khaitan, Co-founder and Director, UrbanClap.com said, “We started UrbanClap inspired by the immense potential that the highly unorganized services market in India holds.After our success in the Delhi/NCR and Bengaluru , Mumbai is our next city of choice for launch. Being the economic capital of the country, the residents of Mumbai lead a very busy life. Its very difficult for them to take out the time, research and find trusted services matching their needs. UrbanClap will make it very easy for Mumbaikars to complete their service needs, as easy as a clap. We plan to galvanize this space by connecting the talented musicians, photographers and other artists with those in need of their services.”
Varun and his two friends, Abhiraj and Raghav came up with the idea of UrbanClap with the objective of creating a large tech business to solve a primary customer need in India. All three realised how fragmented the local services industry in the country really was and how difficult it could be to find and hire the right service professional.
The business model is based on the premise of charging the listed professionals for the business they get through the platform. UrbanClap has already raised Rs10 crore in funding from SAIF Partners, Accel Partners and the founders of Snapdeal, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal.
Currently based out of Delhi-NCR, the company has an extensive growth plan which involves branching out in about 10 more Indian cities. After Bengaluru, it is slated to make its platform live in Mumbai. In addition, it will be strengthening its current workforce from the present 50 to about 250 in the next six months.