CleanseCar, a daily car cleaning and repair service platform, has raised $2 million (approx INR 14 crore) in pre-series A round from slew of investors, including Haldiram’s Family Office, Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, founder, Venture Catalysts and Rahul Bothra, CFO, Swiggy, reported Inc42.
The platform CleanseCar will use the infused capital to expand its services to all metropolitan cities and adopt better technology. Also, with this funding, the company aims to fulfill the target of servicing one lakh cars daily and provide two thousand on-demand bike services every month across all metro cities in India.
CleanseCar was founded by Kalyandhar Vinukonda and Pratibha Shalini in 2018. The Bengaluru-based startup CleanseCar claims to have over 20K monthly subscribers in metropolitans like Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Gurgaon.
ClenseCar, which started from cleaning services, has expanded its portfolio to include on-demand bike services and roadside assistance for cars. The on-demand bike services serve over 500 bike servicing per month.
CleanseCar also provides services like real-time car wash status, one-click renewal, online payments and easy scheduling process.
Furthermore, according to India Brand Equity Foundation’s (IBEFs) report, the Indian auto industry is the fourth largest in the world.
The domestic sales of the automobile had increased at 6.71% of the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013-2019.
The report points out that 26.27 Mn vehicles were sold in India in the financial year 2018-2019.
Besides CleanseCar, other similar startups, operating under the similar roof include Pitstop, and many more.