Pune-based Digital Gorkha, an electronic logbook of visitors for societies and individual residents, has raised $160,000 (Rs 1 crore) in funding from angel investor Ramesh Kavediya of Siddhivinayak Developers.
It will use the funds to enhance technology and marketing.
The startup was founded in January this year by JECRC Jaipur alumnus Hitesh Malviya. It enables paperless visitor registration by verifying their details through their mobile numbers and photographs. Family members, staff and pre-registered visitors can have a fast check-in process.
When a user pre-registers a visitor, he/she will receive an email with the date and time of the meeting, along with information like parking, elevator instructions, Wi-Fi password and even details on nearby coffee shops. The entire data of visitors are automatically uploaded from a tablet to the company’s servers.
The company monetises through a SaaS model and offers two packages—$149 and $249 per month per society. For individual residents, the cost of the solution is Rs 50 per month.
So far, it claims to have signed up with two city-based builders for 50 societies. It also plans to come up with an iPad version of the solution for offices and hotels.
Siddhivinayak Developers is a Pune-based real estate development firm. The company deals in residential, commercial and township properties.
(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)