Social platform Qoohoo that allows creators to build engaging communities has raised seed funding of $800,000 from a consortium of investors. Co-founder Vimal Singh Rathore shared the funding announcement on a Twitter thread on Tuesday.
The Bengaluru-based startup is backed by investors such as Alvin Tse (GM of Xiaomi Indonesia); Gaurav Munjal (founder of Unacademy), Hugo Amsellem (investor in Creator Economy), and others.
Vimal and Aseem Gupta started Qoohoo in 2020 with an aim to empower creators to launch their communities swiftly with immersive engagement and fast content creation.
“The journey started by recognising a big problem back in March 2020 when my brother’s entire music academy shifted online and the series of problems and possibilities it brought in,” says Vimal.
The app is currently in private beta mode (Android and iOS). The site allows anybody to ask the user anonymous questions. The person asking a user does not have to join to ask a question.
“The questions you are asked will go into your Qooh.me Inbox, at this point the public won’t see the questions,” says the website. “If you choose to answer a question, the question and your answer will be seen by the public on your Qooh.me profile, your Facebook wall and Twitter (if you choose to). If you don’t like the question you are asked, you simply delete it, then nobody will see or know about it.”
Vimal had earlier founded edtech startup Coursavy in 2019. In just 18 months of launch, Coursavy claimed to have registered more than 70,000 students, with more than 70 percent of daily targets and course completion rates.
After bootstrapping successfully and profitably, Coursavy got acquired by Unacademy in September 2020 to scale the model of engagement, learning outcomes, and discipline to millions of students.