Abhiraj Bhal (Abhiraj Singh Bhal) is the founder and CEO of UrbanClap, a home services marketplace launched in November 2014. Which is also Asia’s largest home services platform.
UrbanClap or Urban Company helps customers book reliable home services like beauty services massages, cleaning, plumbing, etc.
The platform is backed by Accel Partners, Saif Partners, Ratan Tata, Kunal Bahl, and Rohit Bansal. It has served over 5 million customers and has a network of over 25000 trained professionals in 24 cities from 4 countries.
Abhiraj Bhal UrbanClap CEO is a bachelor in Electrical Engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology — Kanpur (IIT-K) & an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management — Ahmedabad (IIM-A). After completing his post-graduate he started working with the Boston consulting group Singapore where he assisted fortune 500 companies across India Germany and South East Asia for 3 years.
After returning to India with his batchmate from the IIT-K Varun Khaitan who had also worked with the Boston Consulting Group, America he started a movie streaming startup called Cinemabox.
Post-meeting Raghav Chandra who was a graduate from the University of California Berkeley, and had the experience of working with Twitter Yelp, and more. Raghav Chandra at that time was working on an Auto aggregator platform called Buggy. in
All 3 met and decided to launch a venture in the home services space seeing that the Indian service sector is majorly unorganized and fragmented.
Jumping to early 2020 UrbanClap was rebranded to Urban Company. Abhiraj Bhal the Urban Company CEO explained that this was a step towards their plan of global expansion. As the brand name Urban Company would act as an umbrella brand which would shelter many sub-brands and verticals. Also the word ‘Clap’ could carry a negative meaning in certain western cultures.
Abhiraj Bhal led UrbanClap or Urban Company has a presence in India, UAE, Singapore, and Australia.