Girnar Software Pvt Ltd: Company Profile
The foundation stone of CarDekho.com was laid back in March 2008, by two IIT graduates, as an initiative towards providing quality information in a quality environment on one of the biggest assets that a consumer owns in his lifetime.
CarDekho.com, a flagship product of Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd came into existence when two brothers from the small town of Jaipur decided to go out-of-the way and innovate in the online automobile space. Beginning with technology services to numerous clients, supported with the most expert team with humble backgrounds.
Girnar Software is focused IT company working on offshore products and outsourced software development. The group company was valued at Rs. 250 crores when it picked up its first ever round of funding from Sequoia Capital in 2013. The company concluded its Series B funding in Jan 2015, picking up Rs. 300+ crores with two Hong Kong based investors besides existing investor Sequoia.
This is the largest ever funding of a company in the auto portals sector in India, and GirnarSoft is now valued at Rs. 1800+ crores now. In Jan 2015, in a first-of-its kind partnership in the Indian Auto space,CarDekho.com announced an investment in the company by Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman emeritus of the Tata Sons conglomerate.
As part of this investment, Mr. Tata has agreedto advise the company as and when required. Another feather in the cap was achieved when the company announced an investment in the company by HDFC Bank, the first time ever that a top bank partnered with an auto portal at this level.
Investors in Girnar Software/CarDekho
Mr. Ratan Tata
The group’s vision is to be a multi-billion dollar company before 2021 with global footprint by creating innovative products and services.
CarDekho.com is a member of an extended family constituted by several other similar ventures including BikeDekho, PriceDekho, TrucksDekho, TyreDekho, CollegeDekho and more. The portal touches the lives of millions through its state-of-the-art interfaces on web and mobile. It has the fastest growing mobile app adoption using Android, iOS and Windows platforms. In 2015, the auto portal went international under the brand name CarBay, covering diverse countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and many more.
CarDekho.com, the flagship portal of GirnarSoft, is today India’s most popular and leading auto portal catering to the aspiring buyers, the proud owners, the auto enthusiasts and die-hard fans and dealers of cars across the country. It is focused on providing consumers looking to buy/sell a new/used car with the best deals & advice on car buying and walk them through the entire process of the transaction till the delivery of the car.
In the cluttered market where everyone has a view to share and influence a customer’s purchase decision, there is a strong need of a friendly expert to guide and help in making that buy/sell decision through well-informed choices. This is where CarDekho.com steps in. With the technology-led organized system CarDekho.com is able to reach every potential customer; within 5 minutes of submission of an enquiry. To address his/her queries related to the car and online booking process.
As per analytics data, CarDekho.com served a record 3.4 crore unique visitors over the first 4 years of its existence. At present, the website is drawing 17 million visits per month with 11 million unique visitors per month. In 2014, the company announced the acquisition of Gaadi.com, another leading auto portal of India. With the combined volumes of CarDekho.com and Gaadi.com close to 23 million monthly visits.
GirnarSoft is the undisputed #1 player in auto search and lead generation business in India. The two put together boast of more than 4000 car dealer tie-ups across the country, the largest among auto portals.
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CarDekho.com is the only auto portal working directly with 8 manufacturers selling over 4000cars per month. This amounts to 15% of national sales of cars for these OEM manufacturers. It is the only auto portal to be associated with the top players in the organized used cars segment. And also works in collaboration with the top 4 private and government banks of the country. To facilitate car buyers’ purchase and provide a seamless experience for both buyers and sellers.
Starting from the prestigious ‘Best Automotive Website of 2009’, CarDekho.com has been presented with various tokens of appreciation by a number of esteemed institutions, including the awards for the ‘Best Car Website 2012’, ‘Most Popular Website 2012’ and has been awarded ‘Website of the Year India’ thrice in the last four years – in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Headquartered in Jaipur, CarDekho.com has offices in Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
For more details, visit: www.CarDekho.com