Dhaval Seth hails from a small town of Maharashtra called Amravati. A graduate in Commerce with specialisation in Marketing and Economics, Dhaval went on to do his post-graduate diploma from IIBF, Mumbai. He spent his formative years in Pune and Mumbai exploring various opportunities in the fields of IT and Finance. Getting together with Akshay Ingole, who is an MBA in Marketing from Pune University, they launched Khojmaster in 2012.
Khojmaster is a local search and advertising portal. The site has 4500+ local listings of Amravati City across 100+ Categories and 3000+ Sub-Categories. Khojmaster also has a call center number via which users can get the desired information via SMS/E-mail. They have PRI connection (32 lines) and CRM in place for the same. “There are sections dedicated to Movies, Hotels, Real Estate, Software and Upcoming Events. Tourism, Blog and Offers & Discounts are in the pipeline,” says Dhaval. The duo have injected close to INR 10 lakhs till now.
Dhaval informs that site gets a hit count of 5000-6000 visits with 30000+ page views per month. Apart from Google ads, the company earns from businesses as per their ad requirements. Display Ads, Preferential Listing Ads and Special Section Ads are offered.To fuel the growth, Khojmaster is looking to raise funding. Khojmaster has gained some traction in Amravai and is now looking to other cities and areas of Vidarbha region like Nagpur, Akola, Yawatmal, Wardha, Washim, Achalpur, Buldhana, Chandrapur etc.
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