Microblogging platform Koo raised $4.1 million

Koo’s microblogging app raised $4.1 million in Series A funding from current investors Accel, Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures and Dream Incubator, and new investor 3one4 Capital’s participation.

Koo was developed in 2020 and enables users to link, comment, and participate in 13 local languages, such as Twitter for Indian languages.

The app garnered nearly 3 million downloads on Android and iOS within 10 months of launch, and has 1 million active users, the company said.

The social network counts among its users, it said, former cricketer Anil Kumble, actor Ashish Vidyarthi and Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

The business was co-founded by Aprameya Radhakrishna, who co-founded TaxiForSure, a taxi aggregator that was sold in 2015 to Ola for $200 million.

Beyond the English-speaking population, established microblogging sites have not been able to expand. For any Indian, regardless of language preference, Koo allows free expression of thoughts and opinions. On an Indian platform, Koo will amplify India’s everyday voices, said Chief Executive Radhakrishna