Bangalore based Tech first relocation services provider Pikkol has formed a five member advisory board comprising senior industry leaders as a part of its management team. The company will bring on board Ajay Nanavati- Ex – MD 3M India, R. Jayakumar (JK) – Founder & MD of Jayem Logistics, Prof Sabarinathan G – Faculty at IIM Bangalore and Ex- Chairperson NSRCEL, Revathy Ashok, CEO of BPAC, Afsal Salu – Young Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Delyver and Tomu Francis – Lawyer with Economic Law Practices. The new advisory board members, with a mix of seasoned business leaders and young entrepreneurs, will contribute towards Pikkol’s next phase of growth and expansion plans.
Commenting on the new appointments, Deepu Chandran, CEO, Pikkol said, “We are delighted to welcome the members of the new advisory board. Their expertise and experience is in line with the company’s long term vision. We believe that this market requires more than a technology platform. The key is getting deeper into execution and tighter control at every stage of the value chain. The role of the advisory board members will be critical in supporting Pikkol’s growth.”
- Jayakumar(JK),while commenting about his investment in Pikkol said “Unlike all other online models that act as market places or platforms generating leads, Pikkol’s approach of solving the actual challenges in the relocation industry is quite unique.I look forward to contributing towards the next level of growth of the company, where young generation ideas will be taken forwad to realize new and differentiated solutions.”
Pikkol’s association with Jayem Logistics will bring in a fresh perspective on the challenges involved in the logistics and relocation market.
With warehouse facilities in 42 locations across 20 Cities, Pikkol will offer storage facilities to its customers for long term and short term storage.
Ajay Nanavati added “I have been connected with Pikkol for over a year now. I believe the “pain” being addressed is very real, the solution being offered is unique and difficult to replicate. The team at Pikkol is energetic, competent, committed and frugal”
Pikkol, run by Rednile Innovations Pvt Ltd, has recently raised a round of funding from India Angel Network (IAN) led by angel investors Revathy Ashok, and Raj Rathi. Raj Rathi who has joined the board of directors commented “With the new advisory board and the investments garnered, Pikkol aims to ramp up its operations, improve customer experience and envision a larger footprint.”
Pikkol is a technology centric relocation service provider trying to redefine the relocation experience for its customers. Pikkol has serviced over 12,000 customers in the past 1.5 years across India and to select international destinations. Office, and corporate relocations are also significant focus areas for Pikkol. Pikkol’s attempt is to bring in significant changes in the operations & logistics backbone to mitigate all the problems customers face.
Pikkol’s intelligent pricing algorithm, backed by inventory and market data, enables customers to make smarter decisions on their relocation plans, while providing trust and transparency to the customer. 95% of Pikkol’s customers complete their relocation request online within 5 minutes and receive tailormade quotations automatically. The offline players take 2-3 days to schedule a visit to the customer’s house and to provide a quotation. The technological solution developed by pikkol also helps them to capture every single request and records it for the customer, thereby providing customer’s the comfort of having to talk to only one vendor – be it for services like a/c dismantling/assembling, carpenter, plumber – and provides a standardized price for the same services. Pikkol takes the onus to arrange these services as well, which no other player in the market does.