Flying high with Automobile startup Droom

Leading marketplace Droom for automobiles all set to enter the aerial vehicles category-JetSetGo
Flying high with Automobile startup Droom
Leading  marketplace for automobiles all set to enter the aerial vehicles category - from experiences to ownership in partnership with India's first marketplace for private jets JetSetGo
Ever dreamed of proposing to your sweetheart on a plane? Or perhaps a bottle of bubbly with friends on a chopper ride across town? Or perhaps need to buy a company plane?  Whatever catches your fancy, Droom, in partnership with JetSetGo, is here to fulfill all your private aviation requirements.  The move marks Droom's foray into the aerial vehicle segment and will give its users a chance to buy or sell aerial vehicles such as private planes and choppers from its online portal. Additionally, Droom is also expanding and pushing its limits by foraying into the fun rides & experiences category for rental and chartering of private planes and choppers.
 
With its disruptive mobile-first approach, Droom has been creating huge waves in the automobile industry. It is presently the largest online automobile marketplace in India with product offerings in 14 different automobile categories including auto services, over 10000 sellers and more than 6,000 listings. The addition of the aerial vehicle segment gives the company the opportunity to tap into the ever-expanding private aviation segments by utilising Jet Set Go's resources. At Droom, you can buy and sell everything on wheels, right from bicycles to planes.  Additionally, Droom is launching the fun rides & experiences category where a party in the sky, a joyride with family, or a corporate getaway can be booked across droom platforms. 
Speaking on the announcement, Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Droom, commented, "At Droom, we have always endeavored to provide our consumers with the widest selection and choicest of offerings in the automobile segment. We endeavor to offer a truly holistic and trustworthy experience to our buyers as well as sellers. By partnering with JetSetGo and adding this new category into our list of product offerings, we are poised to leverage the growing spending power of the Indian consumers to provide them with need-based private aviation solutions."
Kanika Tekriwal, Co-founder and CEO, JetSetGo, added, "Droom with its disruptive marketplace approach, is one of the most influential players in the Indian automobile market. What I personally love about Droom is that it caters to every segment of society, be it a scooter or a skoda or a lamborgini - Droom is the right way to droooom. What better partnership to have than by two of India's pioneers in their respective fields. I am confident that the two company's together will revolutionize the transportation space."
Backed by some of the leading global venture investors, Droom is looking to further expand its operations to add 20 automobile and 12 service categories hosting over 50,000 sellers and 200k listings in the next 18-24 months. Droom's latest round of funding, led by Lightbox, will be used to expand categories as well as geographies.
About Droom:
"Founded in April 2014 in Silicon Valley, Droom is India's first online marketplace to buy and sell new and used automobiles and automobile services.  Droom has taken a completely innovative and disruptive approach to building trust and pricing advantages for buyers.
 
The current experience of buying and selling an automobile is completely broken, antiquated and full of pitfalls. Droom offers a truly 21stcentury experience in buying and selling automobiles. With its technology-driven marketplace approach, Droom enables transactions between buyers and sellers by bringing transparency, building trust and mitigating information asymmetry.  Droom is a mobile-first marketplace with a presence on three platforms i.e. Android, iOS and Desktop. 
 
Droom is amongst the fastest growing consumer Internet companies in India with 9k+ B2C sellers, 15k+ products, 6k+ listings, $85mil.+ in listed GMV, 700k+ FB Community members (highest for any automobile community in India) and over 500k+ downloads for mobile apps.
 
Droom is funded by some of the leading global venture investors and has a very strong and proven founding team with 75 years of combined experience in technology, Internet, E-Commerce and FMCG including 35 years in Silicon Valley.  Droom has a team of 85+ in its offices in Gurgaon (India) and Silicon Valley (USA)." 
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