Bangalore-based totally automobile offerings marketplace startup Cartisan, has raised an undisclosed round of funding led through Yuvraj Singh’s YouWeCan Ventures, TaxiForSure’s co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna.
Other investors who've invested on this spherical of investment consist of, Global Founders Capital (GFC), the multistage European funding company fashioned through Oliver and Marc Samwer, the founders of German consumer net incubator Rocket Internet.
The budget could be used for increasing in 5 metro towns including Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Hyderabad through the stop of this year.
On this develpment, Yuvraj Singh, founding father of YouWeCan Ventures, stated, “We trust in Cartisan’s vision to simplify automobile care. It’s an modern product catering to all the servicing associated needs of a car proprietor. By making an investment in Cartisan, we need to assist service companies develop their commercial enterprise and vehicle proprietors to make an knowledgeable choice in relation to servicing their liked cars.”
Launched in June by Venkat Sreeram, Sharath Murthy, Pete Bulley and Rajat Patni, the startup helps vehicle owners locate the closest, pleasant cost, pleasant car carrier vendors and smooth-to-ebook services which includes automobile washes to normal maintenance and more. In easy words, Cartisan is a move-to platform that is easy to perform, hassle-loose and requires minimum attempt. And as in line with the agency, booking for a service takes less than 30 seconds.
Operational simplest in Bangalore, the startup has already enrolled a hundred+ carrier carriers on their platform including biggies including 3M Car Care, Bosch Car Service, Eco car care and Cherry agencies.
Currently, the customers can use the internet site and Cartisan Android-app for making an appointment. However, the iOS version of the app continues to be in development and must be out within more than one weeks. According to the organisation, 70% of the appointments are enrolled thru the website while 30% thru the mobile-app; the startup goals extra enrolments via mobile app.
One of the co-founders of Cartisan, Sharath Murthy said, “As a vehicle owner I discover it hard to know the familiar costs in the market for car offerings and evaluate what different vehicle owners have experienced with when they address automobile offerings in the locality. I usually wanted to strive out higher mechanics that cope with my car brand and provide transparency and exceptional paintings however by no means determined a single website online or app in which all automobile service experts were listed together. Cartisan is that go-to location for all car proprietors going in advance where they discover the first-rate excellent professionals.”
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The app does no longer fee from customers or service vendors and as of now for the reason that it's far operating on building treasured customers. However, the monetisation technique would be adhered after the growth plan.
How does it work
A vehicle owner could make an appointment for a vehicle service by means of honestly giving within the information about the automobile and the type of provider they want. Based on estimated expenses, distance and evaluations, a owner can decide whether or not to make the carrier appointment or no longer. After the service issuer accepts the appointment, the car owner is then notified with an SMS; which incorporates information like his vehicle provider repute, paintings of completion and also delivery of the car at the side of notifying the owner.
Cartisan’s app provides services like car wash which includes indoors and exterior wash and complete vehicle detailing. It additionally provides pickup and drop facility, as well as doorstep offerings.
Presenting his perspectives on Cartisan, TaxiForSure’s co-founder Aprameya stated, “Cartisan is trying to disrupt the automobile offerings space by bringing modern services, transparency in pricing and provider pleasant with comparative rate estimates and ratings.”
This is the sixth investment introduced by means of YouWeCan Ventures which puts in approximately INR 1 Cr. To INR 1.5 Cr. In startups. For GFC, this is the second investment as in keeping with their statement. The Samwers, through Rocket Internet, is backing variety of Indian organizations consisting of Foodpanda and Jabong. While, TaxiForSure’s co-founder Radhakrishna has on my own invested in about six startups, with an average ticket size ranging among INR 10 lakh and INR 40 lakh.
The car after-market servicing business in India is pegged at about $2 bn (excluding spare elements) in 2015 in keeping with CII-ACMA.