UrbanClap to focus on beauty and home, to shut down other non-core businesses
In its core category — beauty at home for women — which contributes 40% to revenue, UrbanClap is introducing a luxury salon at home service to compete with the high end of the market with an average order value of Rs 2,000.
Licious brings on board redBus founding member Bhaskar Konduru as CTO
Konduru comes with a deep understanding of the Indian startup space, gi...
Housejoy lays off staff amid funding crunch
The layoffs come even as the Amazon-backed startup is looking to trim or shut down categories tha...
Housejoy ties up with BetterPlace Safety Solutions to promote micro entrepreneurship
The MoU extends to support the apprentices with an entrepreneurship loan of up to Rs 10 lakh under Mudra Yojna, thereby enhancing the growth of micro entrepreneurs in the country.
DailyNinja to offer customers home services through HouseJoy
DailyNinja recently raised $1.7 million from Sequoia Capital, and aims to reach 1 lakh orders a day by the end of the year from the current daily subscribed orders of 25,000 in Bengaluru.
Housejoy partners with Beauty and Wellness Skill Council
Beauty and Wellness Skill Council will allow Housejoy to foster market research collaboration between industry partners, to set the curriculum for apprenticeship training and competency matrix for job roles.
UrbanClap, Housejoy plan to introduce private labels soon
The move will see these companies shift beyond services to extend their footprint on the product side as well.
Housejoy appoints Bhaskar Raju Konduru as CTO
Konduru was one of the founding members of the popular travel app Redbus and a co-founder of HelloClass.
When Gaganjeet Bhullar learnt life lessons from golf
The 30-year-old became only the sixth Indian golfer to lift a title on the European Tour.
Biographies, life lessons have had profoundest impact on me: Housejoy's Saran Chatterjee
Housejoy CEO on his love for books and guilty-pleasures.
Eyeing profitability, Housejoy ramps up its 'beauty' segment
The company is currently consolidating operations in five key markets which include Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai.
Tough task ahead for on-demand services startups like Housejoy, UrbanClap
Analysts believe competing with larger and well-capitalised players such as Quikr and Olx will be tough.
Online housekeeping services cos UrbanClap, Quikr seek tax parity with offline players
“The manner in which GST law is worded, disparity has been created in the manner of doing business for housekeeping services, online vs. offline,” the companies wrote.
Home services startups like UrbanClap, Quikr and Housejoy reel under big GST shock
These services now attract goods and services tax at 18%, making them uncompetitive in comparison with neighbourhood rivals who typically get jobs based on word of mouth.
Amazon-backed Housejoy acquires tech startup Orobind
The deal represents a growing trend in the sector where a few well-funded players are buying smaller rivals through bolt-onstock deals or acqui-hires.
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