About US

Our Founding

In 2015, Chennai was severely affected by flood. Millions of people were stranded without power, water & food. Even though we had a home & a comfortable living we were brought down to streets in a single day. We were involved in the rescue mission to help stranded people. At that time, we noticed a house powered by solar gave shelter to the people in that locality. That was the time we realized our homes were just concrete shells when it could have been much more. If one house powered using solar can save a locality how much good can be done if every house is powered using solar?

Not just that, after 8 months of flood some of the borewells in Chennai got dried. It made us to think deep, what happen to all that millions & millions of litres of water. Why didn’t we save them? At this rate what will happen to our future? That’s when we started researching more on eco-friendly & sustainable homes.

"We decided to be the change we wanted to see in the society"

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Dilipan Bose ceo of cityrene

Early Growth

In the mid of 2016, Cityrene was incubated by the Founder institute, a well renowned global incubator of startups.

Transformation began there, at every point the idea was pivoted and refined. A well-established group of local and global mentors, most of them are Founders and CEO’s began to test the financial model, market size and viability of the company. And within a short span of time of 4 months, the company Cityrene was not just an idea it was incorporated as a private limited company with senior board of directors and a well experienced team of advisors.

Cityrene uses some of the unique “think out of the box” techniques to build luxury living spaces and communities with state of the art architectural multi-purpose design.

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Seed Funding

Cityrene got it’s first seed funding from Maxblox through Founder Institute. We have created an augmented reality mobile app which can help our customers see their project status, stage of completion, 3D model & much more.

Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

We have begun our journey of sustainable housing by building an apartment with 5 flats in it. This apartment has been built with eco-friendly Australian technology GFRG (Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum).This house is of three stories and designed by IITM for earthquake resistance.

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To infinity & beyond

We started our journey with one project at a time. But within a short span of time we have multiple ongoing projects. We would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who trusted us and been part of our journey. Our ultimate goal is to build a smart & self sustainable community. We would like to have other builders to take up this initiative across different parts of the world and spread sustainability.

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What does the name "Cityrene" mean?

Cityrene is a combination of “City” & “Serene”. Our idea of forming this company is to build smart, calm & serene houses in busy cities.

We are trained & certified by IIT for GFRG construction


October 2016

We have been recognised as authorized distributor of GFRG panels by FRBL

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December 2016

Rs.2 lakhs awarded by Maxblox for app development

February 2017

Cityrene got featured as one among the 11 promising startups in Chennai in startup 360 magazine

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May 2017

Cityrene got featured in startup magazine- Inventiva

May 2017

Cityrene has been awarded the Best Startup of India – “Founder X Award” by Founder Institute – A well-known local and global startup incubator

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Startup government certification india

June 2017

Cityrene has been recognized by the “Startup India”- Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion

June 2017

Cityrene has been featured in the "launching next" website- a place for startups

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June 2017

Cityrene has been awarded as the emerging startup award by Be a Change- Rise India Award

July 2017

Cityrene is covered by Ippodhu.com news channel as one of the promising startups which will create job opportunities

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Startup360-startup of the month cityrene Builders

September 2017

Cityrene – selected as startup of the month (Sep 2017) by startup 360 magazine

February 2018

Cityrene featured in local newspaper Adyar Talk in Chennai, India

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February 2018

Cityrene featured in All startups – website which covers startups and latest technologies

March 2018

Cityrene has been featured in the medium.com website for developing it's own augmented reality app for building homes

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April 2018

Cityrene featured in storytoday – website which covers startups and latest technologies

August 2018

Completion of sustainable beach house in Kovalam, ECR

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September 2018

Cityrene featured in Startups India website

January 2019

Completion of sustainable farmhouse in Sengatur, ECR​

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April 2019

Completion of sustainable villa in Madambakkam, Chennai

July 2019

Completion of sustainable villa in Ayapakkam, Chennai​

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September 2019

Featured in telugu news magazine Eenadu​