The Koo App will be using the freshly raised funds in strengthening its engineering, product and community efforts across all the Indian languages at Koo.
Indian language micro-blogging platform Koo App has raised $30 Million Series B funding led by Tiger Global. The funding round also saw new investors IIFL and Mirae Assets and existing investors Kalaari Capital, Accel Partners, Blume Ventures, and Dream Incubator.
Co-founder and CEO of Koo, Aprameya Radhakrishna said “We are focusing on becoming one of the world’s largest social media platform in the next few years. Every Indian is cheering for us to get there soon”
Koo App was founded in March 2020 by Aprameya Radhakrishna, who was the co-founder of TaxiForSure, and Mayank Bidawatka, who previously founded companies like MediaAnt and Goodbox.
The Koo App has multiple language feature by which people of India can express themselves in their mother tongue.
The app has already got over six million downloads in a year of operations, with a community posting content every day. Some of the big names include film stars like Anupam Kher and Kangna Ranaut; politicians like Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, and Smriti Irani, and senior leader of Congress Kamal Nath, JDS supremo and former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, Supriya Sule of the NCP, Chandrashekhar Aazad of Bhim Army, Upendra Khushwaha from JDU, Rajendra pal Gautham from AAP; and sports celebrities including Saina Nehwal, Bhaichung Bhutia, Javagal Srinath, Mary Kom, and Deepak Hooda, amongst many others.
The Koo App won second place for Atmanirbhar App Challenge announced by Indian Governmnent last year. It was also named Google PlayStore’s Best Daily Essential App for 2020, and got a special mention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat address.