Gurgaon-based Gajty, a wellness outlets chain, has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from US-based venture capital firm Purvi Ventures, the company said, in a press note. Some other unnamed angel investors
also put in money in the round.
Gajty is also in talks with few investors for raising Series A round of funding, it said in the note. In the wellness segment, Gajty competes with the likes of Purple, Ziffi, Stylofie. Some of these startups have already secured funding or are on the road to raise funding.
On Friday, HoE Wellness Pvt Ltd, a company which operates Spazure and Spa Express spas at airports, hospitals and hotels, acquired Serena Spa Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed amount. Prior to that, in November last year, Stylofie raised $250k from HongKong’s Swastika.
Started in October 2015 by two IIT Kanpur alumni Ashish Kumar and Manoj Kumar, Gajty currently operates in Gurgaon with around 60 outlets including spas and salons. The startup will use the money for enhancing its technology and for expanding into other geographies.
Before Gajty, Ashish co-founded Tekriti Software which was acquired by Kellton Tech. Previously, he worked with Microsoft in the US. An MBA from Henley Business School, UK, Manoj was a vice-president of marketing at Knowlarity before Gajty and prior to that, he worked with MakeMyTrip as COO.
“Gajty solves the problem of quality and standardisation of service types/rate card at an affordable price in the hyperlocal area for beauty and wellness services. A person can give both last minute and advance orders for availing services from these outlets as per his/her availability of the time and physical location in real time,” said Ashish.
Gajty claims that 90 per cent of its users reach through mobile phone as they have the applications for all merchants, sales
people and customers. It gets around 250 orders per day with an average ticket size of Rs 800. Since its inception, the startup scaled more than 15,000
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