26 December 2016, India:
Dekkho, a new-age streaming platform today announced that it has raised $1.2 million from seven marquee angel investors in one of the largest seed funding rounds in India. The names of the investors were not disclosed.
Tanay Desai, Co-founder, Dekkho said,”Smartphones have become the first screen for new-age Indian viewers, especially when it comes to fresh entertainment. We are looking to revolutionize the way entertainment is consumed and delivered in India and create India’s first social video network, where users are closely connected to their favorite content creators.”
“We aim to create a sustainable, three-way ecosystem for content producers, advertisers, and users through a free-to-use service. We feel premium consumption will be primarily driven by three key factors – content diversity, user experience, and availability before anywhere else,” he added.
The startup was founded in March 2016 by Tanay Desai and Vinay Pillai and it offers a viewing experience that is reportedly uncluttered and curated, has high-quality content sourced from leading content providers from India and abroad. The streaming is free, consumes less Internet bandwidth and has an offline viewing facility. Source- Inc42