YouWeCan backed mobile marketplace for beauty and wellness segment, Vyomo has raised $2 million in Pre-series A round from Rocket Internet. In April, the startup had raised its first investment from YouWeCan Ventures and in June, it secured an undisclosed amount from Taxiforsure co-founder Aprameya Radhakrishna. The new funding will be used for hiring new talent, towards expansion, and for marketing purpose.
Founded by London Business School graduate Abhinav Khare, Dubai-based Vyomo plans to list about 5,000 spas and salons in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Dubai, and targets to bring more than one million stylists on the platform by 2017. The app is available for Android and iOS users. The startup claims to have over 1500 salons and spas across Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.
Vyomo connects beauty & wellness professionals to users. For customers, it acts like an on-the-go search, discover, book, pay and rate platform. One can search salons and spas based on current location, compare prices, read customer reviews and instantly book the service.
It competes with players like Purplle, Nykka, VanityCube and Getalook among others.