Made in India Social Media Startup Takes on Silicon Valley Giants

PUBLISHED ON: January 28, 2022 | Duration: 2 min, 48 sec

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A social media startup has been launched in Chennai. Founded by Suresh Kumar, a techie from rural Tamil Nadu, Pepul targets not just Indian users but the global community as well. It also attempts to check fake profiles and hate messages by a simple Aadhaar based verification for the blue tick badge. The start-up has raised Rs 10 crore in seed funding by prominent investors like PayTM founder Vijay Shekhar, Freshworks' Girish Mathrabootham and Silicon Valley based Hourglass Venture. NDTV's Sam Daniel spoke to Pepul's Founder Suresh Kumar.
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