We Founder Circle (WFC) – a founder-backing-founder based early-stage startup investor has led SEED round worth USD 100K in Glii, a new age dating and companionship app launched with the aim of not only solving huge stigma and taboo problems, but also improving, rather changing, many lives for the betterment. Glii represents a Modern LGBTQ+ lifestyle and is not just any other Dating App. Glii is also enabled with Artificial Intelligence to ensure Safety , additionally to keep one engaged on the app and get much better results, and also creating safe dining dating friendly spots for serious daters.
Mr. Neeraj Tyagi- CEO & CO-Founder, We Founder Circle commented, “ In the current modern world, it is imperative that we strenuously work towards evolving social norms, and stay in sync with the changing lifestyle requirements. As an investor, I feel that if somebody is making an effort to break the stigmas and do a larger good to the society, then he must get undeterred support. Glii is one such model which will patch the existing gaps in the entire concept of finding companionship online. It is a refined version of the online dating platforms, and serves everyone that is on a lookout for their companion. In short, it is not restricted to anyone.”
“Something which started as a research project in college time is now going to change many lives. It is a dream come true for the entire team Glii. With this fresh fund infusion, now we can develop a strong second layer of tech in Glii. This fund is going to act like a fuel to the fire, and we are excited yet committed like never before,” said Mr. Shivam Kaushik, founder, Glii.
Bhawna Bhatnagar co-founder at We Founder Circle, “The current Indian dating market lacks an app built for the Indian consumer. Glii is a very special startup. It fills that gap with its unique approach of merging dating and hospitality along with its strong focus on inclusivity.”
The startup plans to exhaust funds in enhancing the product, and hence one of the bigger chunks will go in upgrading the technology backbone including the overall look and feel of the app, and additionally building the tech team. Another part of raised funds will be utilized on the brand building.
“Glii has successfully attempted to make a pioneer ecosystem for the LGBTQ+ community in India. From a serious dating platform to safe and secure hospitality, the startup has normalised inclusive online dating. We think this space will gather increasing value in the years to come especially as policy makers are keen that people belonging to the LGBTQ community are afforded equal rights,” said Monica Gupta, Advisor at Glii.
The brand currently has 35K+ downloads on Playstore, and plans to touch a mark of 1,00,000 in next 6 months.