Koo, the microblogging app has generated $4.1 million series A funding from investors.
The app was launched last year and it allows users to connect, comment and engage in 13 languages. In India we have Twitter.
The app which has launched just 10 months ago has garnered 3 million downloads on Android and ios. The company was co-founded by Aprameya Radhakrishnan.
The co-founder said, “Existing microblogging platforms have not been able to grow beyond the English speaking population. Koo enables the free expression of thoughts and opinions for every Indian irrespective of the language preference. Koo will amplify the daily voices of India of an Indian platform.”
It also has 1 million active users including Anil Kumble, Ashish Vidyarthi and many other personalities.
The generated funding will be utilized for marketing, expanding technical capabilities and hiring.
“Koo is a very valuable and powerful platform in the Indian context. Social platforms focused on Indian needs to be highly contextualized to the audience here beyond languages and must include community, moderation and content relevance.” Anurag Ramdasan said.