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App Goodservice raises $ 1.6 mn from Sequoia Capital

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Chat-based concierge app Goodservice has raised USD 1.6 million (about Rs 10 crore) from Sequoia Capital to expand its operations.

The firm plans to use these funds to invest in technology and to expand its scale of operations, it said in a statement today.

Goodservice has positioned itself as an app offering one-stop solution "for anything on demand".

It helps facilitate local services from electricians and plumbers to dance and art classes, from caterers and photographers to errands like printing and courier services.

It also offers services like booking movie tickets, getting doctor's appointments, finding products and accessories from local stores or getting food delivered from restaurants with its chat message based app.

Founded in 2014 by Vipul Aggarwal and Ruchir Jain, Stanford and IIM-A graduates, respectively, the company aims to make city life easier for people.

Goodservice, through its website and the recently launched app already claims to have catered to requests worth more than Rs 30 lakh a day.

"Our goal is to give people the luxury and convenience of a service that gets anything done. Backing from Sequoia will help us expand operations with a target of Rs 1 crore per day worth of requests for services and products," Aggarwal said.

Goodservice app is available on Android at present, and an iOS version will be launched in the next couple of weeks, it said. The app is currently available to customers in Delhi and NCR and is launching in other metros, in phases.

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First Published: Tue, June 23 2015. 17:28 IST