Gurgaon-based services marketplace, Near.in which helps users to discover service providers in their vicnity, has secured INR 1.8 crore from Anupam Mittal of Shaadi.com, Manish Vij of SVG Media, Healthkart CEO Prashant Tandon and CTO Gaurav Agarwal and others.
As per an ET report, Near.in has plans to launch its operations in Delhi-NCR by the end of this quarter. Founded in July 2014, as a venture of Sunil Goyal, Dutta and Akshay Khanna, it has 2,200 service providers listed on its website. It covers a number of categories including health, home needs and wellness, currently operational in Gurgaon. To provide its services on mobile, the startup had also launched an app for iOS users, with an Android one under development.
Currently, the service is free for customers, and starting next year, it plans to take a commission from the professional’s fee. Near.in is directly competing with JustDial’s Search Plus and AskMe as well as another companies which offer such business listing and discovery services.
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