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Founded by Radhakrishna and Mayank Bidawatka, Koo was launched last year to allow users to express themselves and engage on the platform in Indian languages

Koo to raise headcount to 500 in one year

Sep 12, 2021

Twitter rival Koo, which has scripted phenomenal growth with a user base touching the 1 crore-mark recently, has 200 employees on its rolls, at present

Twitter's loss is Koo's gain

Koo gains 10 million users amid Twitter’s conflict with Centre

Aug 30, 2021

Though Koo grabbed eyeballs due to Twitter’s tension with the Modi government, its biggest advantage over Twitter was that users could express their thoughts in their mother tongue only on this app, Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder and CEO of the app said

It is also now the subject of five police investigations in different parts of India that allege the U.S. company has abused its platform (Source: Reuters)

Centre-Twitter spat: Govt starts messaging shift to rival app Koo

Jul 28, 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationalist administration first took umbrage with the U.S. firm in February when it refused to take down accounts and posts accused of spreading misinformation about farmers protests

Nigerian govt opens official Koo account amid conflict with Twitter

Jun 10, 2021

The development comes in the backdrop of a standoff between the Nigerian government and Koo rival, Twitter. Last week, the Nigerian government had announced an indefinite suspension of the US social media platform in that country

Koo's popularity in India peaked amid clarion calls for expanding the ecosystem of homegrown digital platforms

Koo keen on expanding in Nigeria after African nation suspends Twitter

Jun 06, 2021

In a post on Koo on Saturday, its co-founder and CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna said the platform is available in Nigeria and is thinking of enabling the local languages there too

Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

WhatsApp users should not fear new social media rules: Ravi Shankar Prasad

May 27, 2021

The rules only empower the ordinary users of social media when they become victims of abuse and misuse, Prasad posted on micro-blogging platform Koo

The fresh funding will be utilised mainly to strengthen engineering, product and community efforts across all Indian languages at Koo.

Koo raises $30 million in funding round led by Tiger Global

May 26, 2021

Existing investors Accel Partners, Kalaari Capital, 3one4 Capital, Blume Ventures and Dream Incubator also participated in the funding round.

Future of FB, Twitter in India uncertain? Here is what we know so far

May 26, 2021

Future of FB, Twitter in India uncertain? Here is what we know so far

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Koo launches 'Talk to Type' feature, to support 22 Indian languages

May 04, 2021

Koo also claims that it is the first social media platform globally to use this feature in the Indian regional and local languages - Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, and Marathi - apart from English

Koo is a microblogging platform for thoughts and opinions voiced in Indian languages.

Chinese firm exits desi social media app Koo's parent

Mar 17, 2021

Shunwei Capital had earlier invested in Bombinate Technologies for Vokal. However, Shunwei did not participate in the latest round of funding.

Koo app was developed by an Indian IT company prior to the notification by DPIIT.

Govt explains why Koo app has Chinese investment

Mar 17, 2021

Koo app was shortlisted as an awardee for AatmaNirbhar App Innovation Challenge under the social media category as it was an eligible participant to be classified as domestic company as per the extant FDI policy.