The Beginning: Clear Car Rental is just one another company like other companies but there is something different from other companies which makes you give ovation to its founder Sachin Kate.
Sachin Kate ,the founder of Clear Car Rental. He is just a 28 years old guy comes from the small city of district Aurangabad in Maharashtra , the place where the concept of starting up is very overseas. The place where Sachin lived does not have facility of schooling after 4th std, but still his parents wanted him to complete his higher studies. hence they sent him to their friend’s place which was nearer to their region from where he could complete his further education, but due to his poor financial condition he started selling newspaper but luckily he got job at computer institute when he was in 11th std. He was always enchanted by computers, this situation Sachin took as an advantage and became an instructor in one year. After his 12th std Sachin shifted to city Aurangabad for his higher studies and started doing job in part-time in a travel agency. This job was his first exposure in travel business then he started working for full-time because slowly he started getting access to computer and he could present his skills .
Early Days: Sachin was pursuing his B.Sc computers and he had declivity toward how SEO worked and this he used it successfully for the travel agency for which he was working. As his confidence increased he tried to come out of place but his family was not so comfortable with this. He decided to take up web development assignments .He focused on hotel and travel sector and he has developed about more than 600 websites with the help of his team . And this how NetMantle and InfoGrid. Sachin was always connected with travel and hotel industry and he knew very well about needs of industry.
Success Story: The Technology was already developed for airlines ,hotel bookings etc. but what about the Road travel in tourism sector it was neglected ” as per the Sachin Case Study Clear Car Rental-Sachin Kate said .And thus Clear Car Rental was launched in July 2010. This was the same time when Meru Cab Services and other two companies were settled. Clear Car Rental provides both local and outstation travel solutions. Clear Car Rental provides car rental services to 150th cities within India and has team of about 100 who manages the operations. As we have seen the corroboration for the need of huge funds for a business like this and the Car Rental companies are getting funds at will, but surprisingly enough without raising single penny of institutional funds Sachin has been able to expand the company.
Clear Car Rental has inventory of 14000+ cars along with 1000+ vendors on board.Apart from corporate and domestic foreign tourists ,OTAs like Cox & Kings ,Makemytrip and Thomas Cook have also made partnership with Clear Car Rental. As per the Sachin says He has focused more on tier 2/3 cities .The average purchasing power has increased and people from small cities are also hiring cabs. They have a strong share in the metros also, but they are focusing more on the smaller cities for growth As we have seen many companies being developed from small towns like Dharamshala and Bhubnehshwar etc. and this is also the another story of successful business person from Aurangabad as always there are some Advantages and Disadvantages.
Advantages: Cheap talent which is provided to you to know how to hire and train employees. Disadvantages: No Support or exposure ,Immature Market,Poor Infrastructure, Lack of Capital.
The Belief: Sachin had faith in what he was doing, his confidence about his dreams and his hardihood to be successful opened up doors of opportunities for him. Local Newspaper of Aurangabad have written about his story and blog post he wrote “Aurangabad Calling” motivated many youth who were studying outside to come back home and find employment..
Sandip Institute of Technology & Research Centre
Department of Management Studies