Indian classified advertising platform Quikr acquires on-demand beauty service provider Zapluk


Bengaluru: Company Quikr India Pvt. Ltd has taken magnificence and health administration supplier Zapluk (ZapForce Technologies Pvt. Ltd at an undisclosed sum, the organization said in an announcement on Wednesday.

The obtaining of Hyderabad-based Zapluk, which had brought an undisclosed sum up in blessed messenger subsidizing from a grip of speculators including Apple India CEO Alok Sharma, comes three months after Quikr procured Gurgaon-in light of interest magnificence administration supplier Salosa (Beawel Tech Pvt. Ltd) in May.

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Post the procurement of Salosa, Quikr rebranded its home magnificence administration as AtHomeDiva in July. The procurement of Zapluk is relied upon to reinforce Quikr's home magnificence administrations, which has now been taken off to Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Gurgaon and Hyderabad.

The home magnificence administration is a piece of QuikrServices, one of the five verticals distinguished by Quikr a year ago to develop income.

Quikr is concentrating on five key business sections—autos, land, employments, administrations and client to-client deals—it has recognized as new wellsprings of income and fight off rivalry from other funding sponsored organizations that have developed in each of these classifications.

"ZapLuk's operational qualities, prepared pool of beauticians and experts and exceptionally drew in client base in the Chennai and Hyderabad markets will permit us to grow the span of our AtHomeDiva image in these business sectors quickly. AtHomeDiva is developing quick and the quantity of administrations conveyed by our group of prepared and expert beauticians is developing by over 100% month on month. While we are encountering a high rehash rate, what's far and away superior is that the normal exchange quality is expanding relentlessly for rehash clients," P.D. Sundar, head of QuikrServices, said in an announcement.

Quikr had before submitted a venture of Rs.250 crore to fortify its home administrations vertical.

Zapluk was established by Manan Maheshwari and Mahesh Teja Gogineni in August 2015. The organization had obtained Chennai-based contender Pamperazi in June this year. Lavanya Hariharan, fellow benefactor of Pamperazi, had along these lines joined Zapluk.

Taking after the securing by Quikr, Maheshwari and Gogineni will stop the organization yet Hariharan will join Quikr.

Quikr is developing past a posting stage to a one-stop look for utilized merchandise by empowering installments on its stage, and encouraging logistics, a move prone to toss open extra income channels during an era when a lull in outer subsidizing is inciting new businesses to diminish money smolder and concentrate on productivity.

The organization has been contributing forcefully to construct the five verticals it has recognized by both obtaining new companies and making vital speculations, particularly in the land fragment. Case in point, it procured land entrance Commonfloor (maxHeap Technologies Pvt. Ltd) for $120 million in January.

This separated, it has gained Indian Realty Exchange (123 Startup Ventures Pvt. Ltd), a land operator aggregator, and RealtyCompass, a land investigation start-up, other than making a vital interest in A.N. Virtual World Tech Ltd, an organization which gives 360-degree road sees.

Quikr has so far raised $346 million from financial specialists, for example, Tiger Global Management, Warburg Pincus and Norwest Venture Partners, among others and is as of now esteemed at $1.5 billion.

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