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Exclusive: Former ITC exec Pradeep Dhobale invests in home services startup Renowala

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | More »

Joshua Kumar, CEO, Renowala
Hyderabad-based on-demand marketplace for home improvement services Renowala.com secured a second round of seed funding from FMCG veteran Pradeep Dhobale, a top company executive told Techcircle.in. Dhobale, who is a former ITC executive and an active angel investor, picked a 6.25% stake in the firm...


Why home services startups are finding it difficult to get customers

Until last year, a new startup was springing up in the on-demand home services space every few days, riding on the convenience and instant access that the smartphone provided. These startups promised to send reliable service professionals for every kind of work that an Indian home required – plumb...

3 June, 2016 | More »


Better to associate with Paytm than compete with it: Near.in’s Lomesh Dutta

The tech-enabled hyperlocal services category has been seeing a lot of consolidation. Early last week, mobile wallet and e-commerce venture Paytm acquired local services marketplace Near.in, run by Gurgaon-based Thumbspot Inc for an undisclosed amount. In November, Mumbai-based Crenovative Ideas Pvt...

14 December, 2015 | More »


Paytm buys home services marketplace Near.in

Mobile wallet and e-commerce venture Paytm has acquired Near.in, a marketplace app that connects users with local businesses for home services. The Economic Times, which first reported the development, said the deal is valued between $1.5 million and $2 million. A formal press release on the announc...

7 December, 2015 | More »


Online services marketplace Near.in raises under $300K seed funding

Gurgaon-based Thumbspot Inc., the firm behind the online services marketplace Near.in, has received Rs 1.8 crore (under $300,000) in seed funding, co-led by Anupam Mittal, CEO of People Group, and Manish Vij of Smile Vun Group. Other investors who participated in the round include Prashant Tandon a...

6 January, 2015 | More »


Wirkle co-founder Sunil Goyal launches services marketplace Near.in, targets individual professionals

Sunil Goyal, co-founder of Wirkle, which was acquired by location services company Location Labs, has launched Near.in, a services marketplace. The site is targeting individual professionals, and claims to have 2,000 service providers listed in Gurgaon since its launch on December 1, 2014. The compa...

8 December, 2014 | More »