Dailyhunt crosses $1 billion in valuation, enters unicorn club


Dailyhunt has gotten a new round of funding from Google, Microsoft and Data Edge’s Alpha Wave Hatching, state media reports. The Bengaluru-based firm has likewise gotten funding from unique patrons Sofina Gathering and Lupa Frameworks in this round.

The funding has helped Dailyhunt cross the $1 billion valuation mark and has forayed into the unicorn club. Media reports state that the new round of funding will be used to scale up Dailyhunt’s short video application Josh and to use man-made intelligence and AI for the equivalent.

Dailyhunt history

Dailyhunt was Established as Newshunt in 2009, the organization was later rebranded as Dailyhunt in 2015. The substance conglomeration application is accessible across vernacular dialects including Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali, among others.

Dailyhunt further cases that it has in excess of 300 million clients across its different applications and an organization of more than 100,000 substance accomplices and individual substance makers.

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The new continues will be used to scale up Dailyhunt’s short video application Josh and build up its substance maker biological system. It additionally plans to use computerized reasoning and AI abilities to scale up its short video application. Josh was dispatched not long after the prohibition on TikTok by the Indian government on June 29.

Since TikTok’s banned, Josh has had the option to get a critical piece of the pie in the short video sharing section. At present, it professes to have in excess of 77 million-month to month dynamic clients, 36 million every day dynamic clients with over 1.5 billion video plays day by day.

It’s important that Josh was the most downloaded short video application among local organizations during the October-November period. As indicated by information sourced from Sensor Pinnacle, Josh was downloaded in excess of 12 million times followed by Moj’s 8.14 million and MX TakaTak’s 6.9 million between October 23 and November 22.

The funding round declaration by Dailyhunt comes a month after it raised around $10 million from B Capital. As indicated by an ET report, the organization had additionally begun rebuilding its activities to meet the public authority consistence of FDI cap for computerized media organizations.

Two months back, the Indian government had explained that advanced media elements need to cover unfamiliar venture at 26% by October 2021

Investors of Dailyhunt

Matrix partner India, Sequoia Capital India and Goldman Sachs are the other key speculators in Dailyhunt.


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