An online marketplace dedicated to services raises Rs. 2.5 Crore in Angel Funding
Mumbai, August 24, 2015:Bookmein.in, an online marketplace just for services has closed Angel funding of Rs. 2.5 Crore from the Ajmera Group of Companies. The investment will be utilizedtowards enhanceing the end-user experience and to increase the company’s footprint across some of the major cities in India. Also, some part of the funds would be utilized in marketing to increase the brand recall.
Bookmein.in is an online marketplace which allows the users to browse for local business available and book their services online. It enables the customers to browse for service providers, compare and evaluate them and book desired services online, as per their calendars. And the service providers can expand their businesses by receiving a higher visibility. An initiative of Mumbai based, Aadya Web Services Pvt Ltd. Bookmein.in offers a spectrum of services across sectors like health, beauty, alternate healing, fitness and home services.
Commenting on the fundraising, Siddharth Dalal, cofounder, Bookmein.in, said, “We are very excited and enthused by the confidence shown by Ajmera Group of Companies in our venture. The founding principle of Bookmein.in is to offer the customers with breakthrough solutions to the common dilemmas of finding the right vendor and at the right time.”He further added, “Our website is listed with over 5000 service providers in less than a year.We also provide a very strongSAAS(Software As A Service) based business management system for the service providers which offers, to mobile manage the business with calendars, CRM( Customer Relationship Management), HRM Human Resource Management) and BI(Business Intelligence) to the service providers. Bookmein.in is a one of it’s kind fully integrated Application which is has a User facing portal, tightly integrated Promotions and SAAS based service business management sytem. Bookmein is a horizontal platform which can list any Service (in the legal frame work) by the service providers and users can evaluate and book 24/7”.
The investment is led by a 10000+ Crore conglomerate- Ajmera Group of Companies, having business interests in the field of Construction, Education, Energy and IT. A member, representing the group commented,“With the demand for personal services increasing rapidly, we felt that the space for online consumption of services will play a crucial role in the times to come. Startups like Bookmein.in fit the bill perfectly. This is the first investment for the group in the IT Services space. We have made an initial investment of Rs 2.5 crore and are ready to invest more in the future.”
Incepted in June 2014 by Siddharth Dalal, Ekta Dalal, Nidhi NanavatiChandel and Chaitanya Chandel, Bookmein.in The unique portal currently promises a cutting-edge platform for both customers and service providers, where they can connect with each other conveniently in Mumbai and attracts a daily traffic of about 150 visitors.