Mr. Venkatachalam Sthanu Subramani Mani (V.S.S Mani) founded Justdial in the year 1996. He started as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Justdial with just 6 employees, some rented computers and furniture in a garage space. It is based on search services and is available on website and mobiles. The company has its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra and has offices in various big cities like Pune, Jaipur, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Hyderabad and Kolkata. In November 2017, it was rumored that it was acquired by Google and this news itself increased its market share price by about 20%.