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Mr. Homecare strengthens brand; partners with Uber

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MUMBAI: With on-demand services being extensively used by consumers, new ventures are rushing in to get the best possible professional services from on demand cabs to housekeeping to baby-sitting, or even having plumbers, electricians, carpenters on call.

The last few years have seen start-ups working towards brining convenient services to the consumer. One such start-up is Mr. Homecare, a platform for users to book professional on-demand services such as deep cleaning, pest control, car care, AC maintenance, plumbing, electrical support and many more.

Promoted by the Vora brothers, Rushabh and Sahil, Mr. Homecare began operations in February 2015. Their experience with their facility management business, SILA, which has over 1500 employees and manages over five million sqft of real estate, has helped them start operations in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore within a few months.

In order to meet the need of the on-demand economy, Mr. Homecare and Uber have forged a partnership.

Through this association, any Uber consumer, on showing his Uber receipt and promo code to Mr. Homecare will get a 15 per cent discount on Mr. Homecare services. Additionally, Mr. Homecare customers who are new Uber users will get their first Uber ride up to Rs 300 for free.

Mr. Homecare co-founder Sahil Vora said, “It's been about three months since we launched our services and we have received very positive responses from consumers, which for us is great validation of the idea. Our partnership with Uber aims to give the best of both on-demand services, and we look forward to more such associations."

"It is exciting to have partnered with a brand like Uber. On-demand services is going to be a big thing in India in the coming years and we are glad we are one of the pioneers in the industry," Mr. Homecare co-founder Rushabh Vora added.

"Uber has always been at the forefront of the on-demand economy and is excited to partner with and support start-ups with the same aim - one that brings convenience to the Indian consumer at the press of a button. Mr. Homecare is bringing cutting edge services to Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune that has, until now has not been available in these cities. Uber and Mr. Homecare have entered into a partnership that aims to bring the best of both platforms to the discerning consumer," said a spokesperson from Uber.

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