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UrbanClap, a leading mobile services marketplace, has launched its services in Hyderabad. It is a platform that aims to effortlessly connect consumers with service professionals.
The company aims to help people find services easily and provides a large base of individuals/small businesses with a platform to manage and grow their client network. Users can find the right professional in need on UrbanClap by entering their requirements on the Android or iOS app.
At present, UrbanClap is offering services in 42 categories in the city, including photographers, dieticians, web designers and yoga teachers. However, they plan to expand their service offering to over 60 categories in the coming month.
“Growing up, when we were looking for service professionals such as wedding photographers, guitar instructors, or even plumbers, we found it difficult to find service professionals who matched our requirements," said Abhiraj Bhal, Co-founder of UrbanClap. Talking about existing options like JustDial he said that it provides a list of professionals without focusing on the needs of the customers.
The platform offers services in 80 categories across Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune and now, Hyderabad. The company aims to expand its reach to 10 Indian cities and provide services across a 100 categories by the end of the year. It will also be strengthening its current workforce from the present 300 to about 500 by next year.
"UrbanClap aims to be the go-to platform where the residents of the city can find the best experts for any service that they need. We plan to galvanize this space by connecting the talented musicians, photographers and other artists with those in need of their services,” said Bhal
The business model is based on the premise of charging the listed professionals for the business they get through the platform. UrbanClap has raised Rs 10 crore in funding from SAIF Partners, Accel Partners and the founders of Snapdeal, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal. The company also raised $10 million in Series A funding from existing investors, SAIF Partners and Accel Partners, earlier this year. Ratan N Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons has also come on board as an investor.