Beauty, wellness and fitness platform Zapluk has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from a group of angel investors including former managing director of Apple India, according to a statement.
The funds will be used by the Hyderabad-based startup to scale up existing operations, ramp up back-end team and to strengthen marketing efforts.
Launched in November this year, Zapluk is an on demand beauty services platform that provides beauty, fitness and wellness services at the doorstep. Its app also helps customers book appointments online at their convenience and preferred time.
Currently, the platform is only providing services for women by women, but plans to launch services for men through male professionals in the near future, according to Zapluk’s website. The startup has leading cosmetics brands like L’Oreal, Lotus Professional, O3 and VLCC listed on its platform.
Zapluk was founded by BITs Pilani alumni Manan Maheshwari, Mahesh Teja Gogineni and Chakradhar Dandu. The firm’s services are currently available only in Hyderabad.
The beauty services industry in India is huge and growing at a rate of over 20% annually. Experts feel that the business of making these services available right at the doorstep will prove to be a big game changer for the entire industry going forward.
Recently, StayGlad in the similar space raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners and Anil Chopra, former CEO of Lakme Lever. Another startup Stylofie raised $250,000 (about Rs 1.65 crore) in seed funding from Hong Kong-based Swastika Company Ltd last month.