A Hyderabad-based tech startup, Honc, offers car washes at the customer's doorstep. It now raised $4,00,000 in a pre-seed round, led by Amey Mashelkar (Head of JioGenNext), Nilesh Patel (Leadership team, Cisco systems), and Jasminder Singh Gulati (Co-founder at NowFloats). The tech startup is 100X.VC portfolio company now has plans to utilize the fresh funds to expand its partner network in the next 12 months across Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Gurugram.
According to an executive from Honc, they plan to upgrade the tech backbone to scale across gated communities and business parks.
In a press release, Niranjan Seelam, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Honc, said they could add over 200 partners to their network in the last one year. They are carrying out 4,000 car washes a day in Hyderabad alone.
Seelam added that they aim to make the traditional car wash industry efficient, customer-centric, and environmentally friendly. The Co-founder and Director of Sales of Honc, Rahul Marwar, said that the firm would introduce women into the wash segment across business parks. He added that they believe this will untap the large blue-collar workforce segment.