Bumper, a Bengaluru based car care services provider start-up, has secured $0.5 million in seed funding led by SAIF Partners. Founded in 2015, the startup is backed by Autoninja, a startup building technology for auto retailers in India. Autoninja was founded by Akhil Gupta, Rahul Bendre, Ashis Nayak and Kshitij Saxena, which is working with 100 dealers across 26 major cities in India.
Bumper, spearheaded by Akhil Gupta, plans to use the fund in building a knowledge house of technology experts in solving all car related problems. As part of its plan, the fund will also foster company’s commitment to enhancing the customer experience by providing efficient and effective end-to-end solutions for any car related services.
“Today, customers really don’t know which is the best workshop in town is what really needs to be done to their car and what is the right price for same. We are trying to solve this problem by aggregating verified workshops and service providers. Our app makes it very easy to discover the right solution for your car problem and track real time status as the job is being done. . This funding will allow us to build a valuable team with deeper understanding and passion for cars so as to deliver quality service to its customers,” said Akhil Gupta, Co-founder, Bumper.
Mukul Singhal, Principal, SAIF Partners said, “By 2016, India’s vehicle sales would surpass Brazil, Germany and Japan making India the third largest market. With more vehicles on road, there will be a great need for a platform that can aggregate supply and demand sides for the car aftermarket in an efficient manner.”