Portfolio

Rental marketplace for home appliances
Harshwardhan Raikwar
CEO

“A lot of people are eventually going to shift from buying to renting in the future. The change has already started. We aim to create an affordable and dependable service for such people. At the same time we are creating a whole new asset class for individuals to invest their money in.” – Harshwardhan Raikwar, CEO

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Team GuaRented

The Idea

GuaRented is making an asset-light lifestyle accessible to everyone, through rental of consumer durables. What makes our business unique is the way we are bridging the demand and supply gap in the current scenario – through crowd funding. We are enabling individuals to invest in the assets that we rent out to consumers. By doing so, we are able to provide an amazing ROI to the asset owners, and a dependable service to our customers – our two most important stakeholders.

From the Founders

What is your Leadership Philosophy?

We like to make the problems so interesting that everyone in the team loves dealing with them. That’s how you have fun at work. Give people full ownership and freedom so that they are always growing . Developing an ‘All it takes is all you’ve got’ attitude in the team.

What made you take the entrepreneurial plunge?

We love building things from scratch. When we identified the gap in the current rental ecosystem, we knew we had to fill it. The three co-founders have known each other for so long, that it made taking this plunge together easier.  So far it’s been an amazing journey with lots of ups and downs, and we are looking forward to the exciting times ahead.

What is unique about your team culture?

The best thing about our team is that we always try to do things in a fun way. Taking our inspiration from Muhammad Ali – ‘Innovate like a butterfly and execute like a bee’ is our mantra.

What brought you to Kstart?

The commitment that the Kstart team has for the success of their portfolio companies is unparalleled. Even before investing in us they started working hands-on with us, helping us solve even the most basic problems. They are more entrepreneurs than investors, which is what differentiates them from the others. Last but not the least, the Kstart Catalysts provide incredible guidance, which is more than any entrepreneur could ask for!

Harshwardhan Raikwar

CEO

“A lot of people are eventually going to shift from buying to renting in the future. The change has already started. We aim to create an affordable and dependable service for such people. At the same time we are creating a whole new asset class for individuals to invest their money in.” – Harshwardhan Raikwar, CEO

SECTORS
Consumer Internet
TEAM
Harshwardhan Raikwar, CEO
Abhimanyu Dikshit, CTO
Prateek Agarwal, COO