To help busy Salon & Spa owners generate more revenue, the all-in-one SaaS-based start-up DINGG has raised 3.5 Crore, led by Big Sun Ventures. The funding comes at a time when self-care continues to become more deeply entrenched as an essential part of daily life in the post-pandemic world.
The fresh capital will enable DINGG to scale up sales & marketing to acquire new customers. It will also accelerate the delivery of new automation capabilities, and drive expansion into the Beauty & Wellness sector. Additionally, DINGG will also work towards building tools to provide seamless solutions and enhance customer engagement.
Other investors who participated in the round were Samir Srivastav (CEO, Jean Claude Biguine, India ), Ayaz & Rahim Kabani (Founders, Beauty Essentials), Lalit Keshre (CEO, GROWW), Vishnu Tambi (CEO, Excellon Software), Rohit Gothi (CEO, Hero Cycles), Divej Wadhwa (Founder, Orange Health Digital), Anuj Gupta, Dhiraj Singh Chouhan, Prateek Jaiswal, Pushkar Raj Tiwari, Milind Torney, Prashant Jain and Nitesh Nagdev.
Santosh Patidar, Co-Founder of DINGG, said, “As the beauty & wellness industry continues to grow, technology plays a crucial role in creating seamless experiences that keep clients coming back. At DINGG our mission is to help businesses save hours of daily paperwork with efficient management and enable growth by marketing to the right people at the right time with powerful automation. We want to become a leading SaaS platform for the beauty & wellness chains in India and empower them with technology to automate their daily operation.”
DINGG is building a platform that automates salon, spa & beauty clinic operations. It helps to manage bookings through all possible channels with easy billing and staff management. It has built a cloud management solution that works towards providing a customer’s insights, inventory & automated marketing. The platform also showcases a dashboard for bookings and reservations, with easy automation of appointments, reminders, and individual feedback to improve services and ensure customer retention.
Samir Srivastav, the CEO, of Jean Claude Biguine India, said, “The salon industry is one of the most in-demand and profitable industries in India. To provide your clients with unparalleled salon experience and to stay ahead of the competition, all salons, old and new, big or small, must embrace the ways of modern times – embrace technology.
In today’s time, every salon owner should consider using high-quality salon management software to stay at the top of their competitors. Salon management software is designed to help owners of salon businesses with countless day-to-day responsibilities, maintaining accurate client and business records, automating daily tasks, building packages, adding loyalty benefits, and much more.
Having met the technology team and founders of DINGG & spending time understanding their software I believe it is an excellent & effective software platform that can be used by all categories of salons, chains/ independent & I wish them luck in helping build Digital Salon India.”
Santosh Patidar and Akshay Poorey started the Pune-based start-up DINGG. With over 17 years of experience, they built the platform to solve the queuing problem and developed a platform to manage it in the salon & spa sector. It was founded in 2018, but it wasn’t until 2020 that it realized the industry gap and pivoted to a SaaS platform after looking at the low digital penetration in the sector.