Zimmber, an Indian home services company, has raised pre Series A funding worth $2 million from IDG Ventures and Omidyar Networks, with participation from Ram Shriram through Sherpalo Ventures, TV Mohandas Pai, through Aarin Capital. The company will use the funds to add more service categories, develop its technology and expand to Tier I, II and III cities by early 2016.
Zimmber was founded by Anubha Goel, Gaurav Shrivastava and Amit Kumar and provides services like home painting, electrical, AC, plumbing, carpentry, home cleaning, mason, upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning and claims to have partnerships with over 400 service providers.
In June, Zimmber had raised funding worth $400,000 from investors including Naveen Tiwari, Mohit Saxena and Amit Gupta (all cofounders of InMobi), Piyush Shah, the chief product officer at InMobi and Manish Dugar. At the time, the company had said that it would use the funds to expand to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and other Tier II and III cities.
In January this year, Zimmber had raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Praveen Sinha, the India head of Jabong, and an unnamed senior executive from Godrej Group. Zimmber currently operates in Delhi, Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune and Gurgaon.