B2B manufacturing platform Boxs raises $1.6M in a seed funding

[L-R] Satheesh Ramdass and Vikram Venkatesan, co-founders of Boxs
[L-R] Satheesh Ramdass and Vikram Venkatesan, co-founders of Boxs

Boxs, a B2B manufacturing platform for interior designers and architects, has raised $1.6 million in seed funding.

The round was led by Surge, Peak XV’s rapid scale-up program, and included participation from Titan Capital and Zetwerk founders.

The new funds will be used to strengthen Boxs’ product offering and expand its manufacturing capabilities.

The remarkable growth for interior design industry in India is projected to reach $38.2 billion by 2027. Despite such growth, many challenges still plague interior designers during the process of taking their design to the building stage.

While there are many existing software solutions that help interior designers create beautiful designs, there is no integrated platform that addresses the crucial stage of bringing these designs to life.

Boxs addresses this industry gap by providing interior designers access to a diverse library of modules, enabling the creation of bespoke designs. The platform’s technology allows for extensive customization of these modules, while an instant pricing engine provides real-time cost insights. Unlike traditional methods, where designers must coordinate intricate construction processes, Boxs delivers fully assembled products. This approach significantly reduces build times and minimizes errors.

Boxs was founded in May 2022 by Satheesh Ramdass and Vikram Venkatesan in Chennai. The duo, who studied together at the College of Engineering, Guindy, brings a wealth of experience from the tech industry. Having faced the challenges of interior design firsthand through their earlier venture Zenterior, they sought to revolutionize the design-to-build phase. Satheesh’s background includes roles at tech giants like Oracle, Microsoft, and Vegrow, while Vikram has led teams at D. E. Shaw, Thoughtworks, and Ally.io.

Vikram Venkatesan, Co-Founder of Boxes, said, “Boxs was started with a simple idea – what if the broken and inefficient build phase could be replaced with a simple IKEA-like experience? For far too long, interior design firms have been stuck with decades-old systems and processes, and spend a disproportionate amount of time managing workers onsite to ensure the final build quality and timelines are met. Even large, established firms struggle to build their designs on time. With the new funds, we will be doubling down on building out our tech and manufacturing capabilities to provide our customers a superior, hassle-free experience, better profit margins and shorter timelines”.

Rachel Hariharan from Beehive Homes Design Studio, said, “Boxs’ high quality, pre-assembled design modules have saved us countless hours of project management. Having to source and speak with various contractors was a time-consuming process that diverted our focus from expanding our creative vision and business growth. With Boxs, much of the design-to-build frustration has been lifted, and we can concentrate on improving our design innovation,”.

Bipin Shah, Partner at Titan Capital, said, “We are really proud to be partnering with Boxs early in their journey given their unique insights into the interior value chain and the team’s capability to apply tech to bring efficiency into the design to build process.”


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