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India’s app “Koo” raises $30 million led by Tiger Global

India’s micro-blogging platform Koo on Wednesday said it has raised $30 million in Series B funding, led by Tiger Global.

Koo has garnered nearly 60 lakh downloads in just a year of operations.

“We have aggressive plans to grow into one of the world’s largest social media platforms in the next few years. Every Indian is cheering for us to get there soon. Tiger Global is the right partner to have on board to realise this dream,” said Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder and CEO of Koo.

Koo’s existing investors Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital, Blume Ventures and Dream Incubator also participating in the round.

Koo last week said it has met the compliance requirements of the new IT (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2021 ahead of its May 25 deadline set by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Koo said earlier this month announced to launch a unique feature that will help users speak and type messages without using the keyboard in regional languages, apart from English.

Called ‘Talk to Type,’ the feature will help Koo users speak out their thoughts and the words will show up on the screen at the click of a button.

Founded last year, the vernacular micro-blogging platform Koo crossed 60 lakh users within no time and aims to garner 10 crore users by the end of this year.

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