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Mobile Assistance App Bucker Gets Seed Funding

Bucker, a mobile assistance app that serves as an assisting layer over the existing apps on one’s devices, has raised a seed round of undisclosed amount lead by angels from Silicon Valley and 50k Ventures. The other backers of the round include Munish Jauhar of IAN, Pulkit Jain of Vedantu, Rohit Narang of Singapore based 314 Capital.

Bucker's Team

Bucker’s Team

With the latest fund, the startup plans to support the payroll of their growing team, with people quitting jobs from Flipkart and Microsoft to join them. “We plan to expand our user base swiftly and have some cool features in the pipeline”, said Bucker’s Co-founder Ravneet Singh.

The app which is available for Android users, helps the customer avail services such as ordering food, booking cabs or getting mobile (pre­paid) recharges. It was founded by IIIT, Hyderabad alumni Vennela Miryala, Ravneet Singh and Nikhar Agarwal.

Bucker currently integrates 10 apps; Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure for cab services, FoodPanda, Faasos, Swiggy and Tinyowl for food ordering and PayTM, Mobikwik and Freecharge for recharges.

Bucker, which was officially launched in November, 2015 (food ordering service in November and the remaining in December) boasts of having around 10,000 users. It currently has six members on board.

According to the developers, Bucker “gets triggered while user normally use apps to avail a service by understanding the need for comparisons and coupons. It pro­actively puts all the information user need, a single tap away by pulling data across apps and integrating with them.”

For example, if a user intends on booking a cab, based on the travel details, Bucker compares the services and prices offered on the registered taxi apps. It then, in the form of a pop­up gives the best offer available for the user helping them make the best choice for their travel. It is the same with the other two services, namely food ordering and recharges.

Talking about their vision, Vennela added, “companies like Uber brought in ‘on­demand’ and ever since we’ve been reaping its benefits. It’s successor would be ‘automatic’ and we aim to bring it in, one step at a time.”

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