Orion Venture Partner’s with Ziffi.com

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Ziffi.com Is a Mumbai based company that provides an online booking system for beauty salons, doctors and health tests.It was founded in 2010by for former students of Indian Institute OF Technology i.e. IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur-Shantanu Jha,Keethi Kiran Chennupati, Anshuman Pandey and PushkarSoni.

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The company which was previously known as Docsuggest.com which was later changed to widen its scope on enabling bookings across the health and wellness area. The company has formerly received angel funding from renowned investors like Vishal Gonal, SanjayParthasarathy, Taher Khorakiwala and Ranjan Anandan.Ziffi.com provides doctor and health test booking in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore and salon booking only in Mumbai. Its services till date extends to over 1,000 salons, 15,000 doctors and 500 diagnostic centres and have booked over 250,000 appointments.Across the cities where it operates it has a total of 40employees.Orios Venture Partner, a Rs.300crore fund launched by serial entrepreneur RehanYar Khan in August 2014, has made its series A funding of Rs.15 crore in Ziffi.com.Through this investment, Orios Venture has gathered an unknown minority stake in the company and appointed a member in the board.This recently set up fund is vigorously looking at making more investments.Now that the fund has been launched they aim to be quite active and are on the lookout for good opportunities.This is because their investors have asked them to be active and the timing is quite befitting.Khan who has previously invested in several start-ups live Dhruva, Olacabs, Reach Accountant and Sapience, was quoted saying, “Internet is the new industrial revolution and so everything is moving to the internet. If you had to earlier make bookings, you had to make calls but now it’s so much easier”. He also said, “I think there are a lot of vertical players in these segments who are doing one of these verticals like doctor appointments etc. What I like about Ziffi’s approach is that if I am going to keep one app on my phone, it should cover all the verticals, or else I would end up having lots of apps on my Phone”.Ziffi.comis also in the process of initiating a mobile application that will enable users to make appointments for haircuts, beauty treatments, doctors and health check-ups. The company will use these funds to develop its network, build up technology interface and design and plough money into marketing and fund building. As per a study conducted by Orios Venture Partners around 3 million people operate online in India, this is growing speedily and is within bounds of touching a possible 102 million by 2020.

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