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China’s Shunwei Capital Backs Indian Knowledge Sharing Platform Vokal with $5M Series A Funding

The company will be using the money to build its team and technology.

Vokal, India’s largest vernacular knowledge sharing platform, has raised a $5 million Series A round lead by Shunwei Capital, new investor 500 startups and saw participation from existing investors Accel India & Blume Ventures too.

Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder & CEO, Vokal said, “Anyone who doesn’t know English in India has a huge problem of accessing relevant answers to their questions. Their Internet experience is poor with a dearth of meaningful content. We’re building a peer-to-peer content network that can cater to their information & knowledge needs. Shunwei Capital understands the power of such a vernacular platform and we’re happy to have them as partners in our journey.”

Founded in 2017 by Aprameya Radhakrishna (co-founder of TaxiForSure) and Mayank Bidawatka (co-founder of Goodbox), Vokal is a peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing platform for India’s non-english Internet users. The product is a few months old and already boasts of 200000+ questions with 1000s of questions pouring in everyday on varied topics that are very unique to India. Vokal is currently in Hindi and launching in multiple languages in the next few months itself. It also has a live video streaming feature where experts share their knowledge with users.

In May this year, Vokal had also acquihired quizzing app StupidChat in an all-stock deal.

Apart from Vokal, in Jan 2018, Shunwei Capital had participated in ShareChat’s $18.2 million Series B funding round led by Xiaomi. Shunwei is also a lead investor in Indian digital lending platforms KrazyBee and LoanTap.


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