India’s top vernacular knowledge sharing platform ‘Vokal’ raises $6.5 Million

Special Correspondent

Bengaluru, Sep 12: Vokal, India’s largest vernacular knowledge sharing platform, has recently raised a $6.5 million Series A fund for its activities.

Kalaari Capital along with Shunwei Capital, 500 startups, Accel India and Blume Ventures were also involved in the fund.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder & CEO, Vokal said, there is a need to enable the next 500 million Internet users with a strong meaningful reason to use the Internet.

Vokal has the potential to be one of the largest Internet companies in India.

Vokal is a peer-to-peer knowledge and opinion-sharing platform for India’s non-English Internet users. The product is a few months old and already boasts of 300000+ questions with 1000s of questions pouring in everyday on varied topics that are very unique to India.

Vokal is currently in Hindi and launching in multiple languages in the next few months itself. It also has a live video streaming feature where experts share their knowledge by streaming live to users.

"Kalaari Capital has been a strong investor in the past 10 years and understands the present fundamental need for a vernacular product to grow the market of Internet users. We see them as strong partners in our journey,” Radhakrishna said.

Darshit Vora, Principal, Kalaari Capital said, “We believe most vernacular users will begin their internet journey consuming content in many forms - entertainment, news, information and knowledge. Vokal is solving for the knowledge and information needs of vernacular users through a unique platform that has a voice and video first approach, organically growing a strong community of creators and consumers, and 100% platform-originated content. It’s a problem that’s very close to our heart and we are excited to be a part of Vokal’s mission.”

Mayank Bidawatka, Co-founder, Vokal said, “We have a unique solution for solving the knowledge and information discovery needs of the vernacular market. We are a mix between products like Quora and Reddit with an Indian twist – an emphasis on voice and video.’’

"Our innovation lies in the Indianization of existing solutions and providing the easiest way for people to express themselves. We are happy to have Kalaari join us as partners in our mission towards creating a destination for the next 500 million Indian language Internet users,” he said.

Quick links:

Vokal Website - https://getvokal.com
Vokal Android App
Vokal iOS App