[Funding alert] Community platform Kutumb raises $26M in Series A round led by Tiger Global
Bangalore-based startup Kutumb, which has built a social community app platform focused on Bharat, has raised $26 million in a Series A round led by Tiger Global.
According to the filings made by Kutumb with the Registrar of Companies (RoC), the startup has allotted 2,919 Series A CCPS shares with a face value of Rs 20 and an issue price of Rs 6.57 lakh. The total amount raised is Rs 192 crore ($26 million).
Private equity major Tiger Global has invested $18.5 million in this round. Other investors include Quiet Capital, Rocketship VC, Nirman Investments, AL Trust, Better Capital among others.
Kutumb was part of the fourth cohort of Sequoia’s accelerator programme Surge.
In December, 2020, the startup raised Rs 15.5 crore as part of the Surge programme. Other investors included Kunal Bahl, Rohit Bansal, Sujeet Kumar, and Whiteboard Capital among others.
Founded in 2020 by Abhishek Kejriwal, Vipul Allawadhi, and Naveen Dewangan, Kutumb is a social networking app that lets users connect with their community.
It enables discovery of relevant communities, curated discovery of relevant content, discussions about issues in the community, connections with other community members, and security and moderation within community forums.
It allows users to create apps to connect with people in their community, share news, updates on the members and also serve as a discussion platform.
The primary target market of Kutumb is non-English speakers, a segment expected to be the growth driver for many businesses.
These early-stage funding rounds reveal heightened interest among venture capitalist firms and private equity players in the Indian startup ecosystem.
Despite the pandemic, the funding momentum into the Indian startups has not really slowed down in the current year. Majority of funding deals have been largely focused on the early-stage startups.
Edited by Teja Lele