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Justdial is an Indian based company founded by V.S.S. Mani.[6] It provides search services and is made available on Website and Mobile. The company’s headquarters is in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[7] It has offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata and Pune.[8] The customers are required to call a hotline number and ask the operator what service they are looking for (e.g. restaurants, hospitals, banks etc.) and in which area. In turn the operator will send them an email and an SMS with the information. Apart from this, customers can search for the information of any specific business on the Website and Mobile Application. Just Dial was in news on November, 10 2017 for expected acquisition by Google and based on this news the share prices at NSE rose about 20%.

Contents

  • 1 Inception
  • 2 IPO
  • 3 Business & Services
  • 4 References

Inception

Founded in the year 1996, Justdial was founded by Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, V.S.S. Mani N.B, M.B. He started the company with 6 employees, some rented computers and borrowed furniture in a hired garage space. The idea was conceived by Mr. Mani while working for United Database India (UDI), a yellow pages company in the year 1987.[7] The number 88888-88888 initially belonged to Mumbai’s Kandivali Exchange but was later acquired by Mani. He initiated this concept after understanding the convenience in delivering such information over a call instead of it being stored in a book. However the official establishment of the company was on standby as Mani was unable to make an investment of Rs. 15,000 for a land line service. The company later began with a seed capital of Rs. 50,000.[9] With the reach of the internet increasing, Mani decided to go online with Justdial.com in 2007.[10]

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