All you need to know about Abhiraj Bhal UrbanClap / Urban Company CEO & founder
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This blog talks about UrbanClap’s CEO (Now known as Urban Company); Abhiraj Bhal’s net worth, biography education, Wikipedia, social media presence, and more.
Who is Abhiraj Bhal?
Mr. Abhiraj Bhal (Abhiraj Singh Bhal) is the Co-founder and CEO of UrbanClap (now renamed to Urban Company).
Abhiraj’s early few years were spent mainly in Mumbai where he completed his schooling at Navy Children’s school and post completing 8th standard he moved to Visakhapatnam to complete the later part.
He holds a bachelors of technology degree from IIT-K and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad)
After completing his master’s he started working with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Singapore as a consultant where he advised fortune 500 companies across India, Germany, and South East Asia.
Post working with BCG for over 3 years Abhiraj returned to India and started a movie streaming venture called Cinema Box (a service that helped one stream movies on their smartphones while traveling through Wi-Fi) with Varun Khaitan, his batchmate from IIT-Kanpur who was working with the Boston Consulting Group, America.
Varun and Abhiraj met Raghav Chandra, a computer science graduate from the University of California, Berkeley who had previously worked with companies like Yelp and Twitter.
Raghav Chandra at that time was working on his auto-rickshaw aggregator start-up called Buggy. in
In the initial conversation, Abhiraj Bhal & Varun Khaitan dismissed the idea of joining Raghav Chandra’s buggy.in and Raghav Chandra felt the same about joining Abhiraj & Varun’s venture Cinema box.
So how did Abhiraj Bhal, Varun Khaitan & Raghav Chandra come up with the idea of UrbanClap which is now known as Urban Company?
Abhiraj Bhal, Varun, and Raghav soon closed their start-ups and finalized home services as space they would like to venture into. Seeing that the Indian home services sector is fragmented and largely unorganized.
Initially, all 3 started looking for beauticians, plumbers, photographers as they would then connect them to friends and families. After which they started testing this idea with employees of their friend’s companies and browsed FB groups intending to find people looking for these services.
They created a website urbanclap.com in the year 2014 and made the company made its first investment of 4000Rs on Facebook advertising.
In the initial days, they bootstrapped the company till Accel Partners and SAIF Partners invested 1.6 million $ in UrbanClap.
What is Urban Company (formerly known as UrbanClap)?
In early 2020 UrbanClap was renamed Urban Company as a step towards their plans of global expansion.
Urban Company is a home services marketplace. Through the platform, consumers can book on-demand services at home.
It is the largest home services platform in Asia, with a major presence in India, Singapore, UAE, and Australia.
Urban Company provides services like appliance repairs, beauty services, massage services, electricians, painting services, carpenters, geyser repairs, pest control, and more.
Companies & individuals like Tiger global, VY capital Ratan Tata, Emeritus of Tata sons, Rohit Bansal, and Kunal Bahl have invested in Urban Company.
Urban Company links professionally trained high-quality service providers with consumers who seek these services with professionalism from the comfort of their homes. Currently, UrbanClap/Urban Company has over 60,000 professionals on its platform, and it fulfills the requests of over 5,500 customers daily.
How does Urban Company work?
Urban Company provides a platform for skilled professionals to connect with users who are looking for services. It enables service providers to undergo intensive training before they list their services on the platform. On-demand the platform’s algorithm matches service providers and customer’s requirements based on proximity, time, and date.
Role of CEO Abhiraj Bhal at UrbanClap / Urban Company.
Abhiraj Bhal is the CEO & Co-founder at Urban Company (formerly UrbanClap) along with Raghav Chandra and Varun Khaitan. He has played a pivotal role in establishing a network of over 25000 trained service professionals.
Urban Company has already served over 5 million customers across India, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.
Abhiraj wants to replicate this resounding success in India’s tier 2 cities as well as in international markets like Sydney and Singapore.
He oversees operations and service provider onboarding at UrbanClap (now urban company)
Mr. Abhiraj Bhal UrbanClap CEO & Founder has won several awards such as the Fortune 40 under 40, and Fortune 30 under 30, Entrepreneur award NTLF2020.
Abhiraj Bhal’s Wikipedia and social media presence –
We were not able to find Abhiraj Bhal’s Wikipedia. However, Urban Company’s Wikipedia page gives some insights. Link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Company
One can connect with Mr. Abhiraj Bhal via his social media profiles
· Twitter- https://twitter.com/abhirajbhal
· Linkedin — https://in.linkedin.com/in/abhirajbhal
· Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/abhirajbhal
Abhiraj Bhal’s net worth –
We were not able to gain any insights UrbanClap Founder’s net worth or salary. Stay tuned to know more about his net worth as soon as we update this here.
His personal life –
Mr. Abhiraj Bhal’s father Commodore Ashok Bhal, now retired has settled down in Vishakhapatnam. Mr. Ashok bhal is also an IITian and has done his electrical engineering at IIT Roorkee. He later joined the Indian Navy as an electrical engineer who specialized in weapons.
Mr. Abhiraj Bhal enjoys immersing himself in experiences like running marathons, skydiving, scuba diving, or cooking his wife Urvi’s favorite dishes.