Buildkar.com

  • Bangalore, India
  • Construction, Real Estate, Marketplace, Hyperlocal

Most convenient way to buy building materials. Bring price transparency, convenience & trust to an industry not associated with these words.

Founded:
2014
Stage:
Early Revenues
Market:
B2B

Startup Video

Featured

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Exclusive: Gaadi.com founder, others back construction goods marketplace Buildkar Read more at: ht | VC Circle

Jan 14, 2016

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Marketplace Construction Goods, Buildkar, Raises Seed Funding | Inc42

Announcement: Buildkar Raises Seed Funding

Jan 14, 2016

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UltraTech Cement direct portals to stop selling its brands | Economic TImes

Buildkar (formerly called ApnaStock) was explicitly asked to stop selling Ultratech cement as we were disclosing "True selling price" to customers across geographies.

Jan 23, 2015

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The Lone Rangers: Software companies being built without help from venture capitalists | Economic Times

Buildkar was originally called ApnaStock. We were selected in iSpirt's 1st batch of BootUpIndia startups.

Oct 03, 2014


Media Coverage

We initiated ET report on cement co's unhappy with transparency in industry

Jan

2015

Buyout Offer - Dalmia Cement

Buyout offer by Puneet Dalmia. For serious investor, happy to introduce

Feb

Funding

Closed angel round of ₹2 cr. at pre-money of ₹10 cr.

Oct

Branding

Rebranded to "Buildkar.com" - more in line with our TG and product mix

Dec

ApnaDealer Experiment Launch

"Go where the customer is" B2B needs diff. strategies vs. B2C

Jun

2016

Demonetization fuels Buildkar growth

DeMo supercharged growth. Offline retail can't compete anymore

Nov

Operationally Profitable in Transaction Revenue

Residual burn now only in investment technology/scale

Dec

Phase 2 of Plan Starts

Investment in product, marketing, logistics for tier 2/3 towns growth

Oct

2017

Jobs


Team Summary

Vinit Bhansali, CEO, is a serial entrepreneur. His 1st startup Adeena LLC, started while in college in USA, was acquired in 2007. His 2nd startup CopperSpiral is a Top 3 RFID startup in India.
Thejaswi Udupa, CTO, headed Yahoo Cricket and was with Yahoo for 8 years straight out of IIM-B. He also has a BE from MSRIT.

Team

Founding Team

Vinit Bhansali


Co-Founder, CEO

Founder @ Buildkar, Past Founder @ CopperSpiral RFID, Partner @ Adeena LLC, International Tax Specialist @ PwC. Live in Bangalore with 1 wife, 2 kids and 1 dog

WORK

Buildkar.com (2014 - present)
Founder & CEO

CopperSpiral RFID (2007 - 2015)
Director

Adeena LLC (2004 - 2008)
Partner

EDUCATION

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Bachelors • 1999 - 2005

Rutgers University
Bachelor's degree • 1999 - 2005

Bishop Cotton Boys School
ICSE • 1985 - 1999

Thejaswi Udupa

Thejaswi Udupa


Co-Founder, CTO

Product/Service Summary

Buildkar is a managed marketplace for construction material to SME builders, interior designers and home owners. Our core technology product "PriceEngine" gives us real-time pricing and inventory information to close transactions with maximum margin and minimum logistics delays.

Product/Service Descriptions