BITS Pilani alumni’s online bike service platform Gear6.in a bengaluru based online bike service and repair platform raised a $500k seed round from Ninestarter Services. Gear6.in was founded in November 2015 by four BITS-Pilani alumni  Rakesh Vaddadi (CEO), Harrsha Chaittanya (CMO), Kumud Kumar (CTO), and Srikanth Nelakuditi (COO) and now their team consist of 30 members.

Rakesh Vaddadi CEO of gear6.in said that

“the team currently sees a lot of traction on weekends and many orders from commercial areas during the week.”

Gear6-Startup

In January 2016 Gear6.in began their operations officially and claims to have an average of about 500 transactions a month at their initial stage. Their aim is to provide online services to their customers for the end to end maintenance service for their bike. Customers save lot of efforts with this service. Gear6.in is currently functional only in Bangalore and have tied up with more than 100 authorized service centres.
India is estimated to be the largest manufacturer of two wheelers in the world. With the number of vehicles increasing on the road globally, there is a big market for maintenance and repair services for both two and four wheelers. In 2015, total 2wheeler sales were up 1% from 2014. ICRA estimates that domestic 2wheeler industry will post modest 2-4% volume growth during FY16 owing to moderate growth under scooters.

Now the question is how they work?

For using the services of Gear6.in the user have to place a request  for their technician to visit their place and handle the situation. Gear6.in is working through Android App and Web portal, iOS is yet to be launched. After the technician inspects the vehicle, owner is informed regarding the issues. If there is a minor issue then the technician drives it to the service centre choosen by the user or if there is a major issue then the vehicle is being towed. Once the vehicle is ready, it is returned to the owner for a final inspection and he or she can then make the payment either online or through cash.