Bengaluru-based daily car washing startup CleanseCar has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from angel investor Dhianu Das. He has been an investor and a mentor for a number of startups including ClearDekho, Go Mechanic, swaytech, and Nodd App.
The funds raised will be used to expand its geographic presence and also invest in research & development, to create a comprehensive and environment-friendly end-to-end solution for car owners.
CleanseCar was founded by Kalyandar Vinukonda and Pratibha Shalini early this year. It offers quality end-to-end car cleaning services to its customers at their doorsteps at competitive prices. The startup provides environment-friendly waterless car wash available to customers through mobile its mobile app, ensuring flexibility.
Kalyandar Vinukonda, Co-Founder, CleanseCar said, “India is one of the largest automobile markets in the world, yet there is a huge gap in supplementary markets such as car cleaning. Our aim is to bridge this gap using innovation & environmentally conscious processes at an affordable price,”.
He further added, “We also aim to mobilize the workforce by creating employment opportunities for 1,00,000+ youth working in the sector. We are excited to partner with Mr. Das who brings with him a keen operational insight of the market to accelerate our scale.”
The startup is currently operational only in Bengaluru and plans to expand to other cities like Pune, Chennai, and Hyderabad in the coming months.
This car cleaning startup has been operational since March 2018 and claims to have clocked a growth rate of 100% month-on-month, servicing more than 3,000 customers and saving 30 million litres of water in the past six months.
Indian automotive industry is expected to touch ₹16-18 trillion by 2026, according to an IBEF report. With the citizens becoming more environmentally conscious, they are expected to look for more environment-friendly car care solutions, driving the auto servicing industry towards clean solutions.