Goodservice, a chat based mobile app that lets people to get anything on demand, has raised $1.6 million seed funding from Sequoia Capital. The firm plans to use the funds to invest in technology and to expand its scale of operations.
Goodservice offers customers a single destination to get anything done, on chat. Using the Goodservice app, users can chat with a Goodservice agent who understands the user’s requirement and helps them get exactly what they need, at the relevant price.
The app is a one-stop solution for anything and everything one needs, from electricians and plumbers to dance and art classes, from caterers and photographers to errands like printing and courier services. It makes booking movie tickets, getting doctor’s appointments, finding products and accessories from local stores or getting food delivered from any restaurant – painless, with its simple chat message based app.
Founded in 2014 by Vipul Aggarwal and Ruchir Jain, Stanford and IIM-Ahmadabad graduates respectively. Goodservice, through its website and the recently launched app already caters to requests worth more than Rs. 30 lakhs a day.
Speaking about the investment, Vipul Aggarwal, Co-Founder, Goodservice said, ” Backing from Sequoia will be important in helping us expand operations with a target of Rs. 1 Crore per day worth of requests for services and products.”
The app is available on Android at present. An iOS version will be launched in the next couple of weeks. It is currently available to customers in Delhi and NCR and is launching soon in other metros. The company plans to extend their offerings to the rest of the country in phases.
Android users can download the app from here.