Social media has remarkably changed the entire information gathering and dissemination landscape. Viral content has now become the in thing and content publishing has become a brand new arena of entrepreneurship. So, today we list down some of these content based startups that’ll give you all the information from dating tips to political commentary.
CEO & Chief Editor: Shradha Sharma
Funding: Ratan Tata & Kalaari Capital
YourStory brings forward new-age entrepreneurs and startups, promoting their voice and providing a platform to create a network with other entrepreneurs. Their impressive portfolio consists of big names such as Amazon, Google, Nokia, IBM while the number of active readers is a whopping 10 million.
CEO & Chief Editor: Priyanka Gill
Funding: 500 Startups, Kalaari Capital, IDG Ventures India
Popxo is a community managed by women and meant for women. The text based and video based content features various facets of a woman’s life including beauty, career, relationships and much more. It is no surprise that this super fun website has over 2.2 million users who not only read but also engage with the content.
Co-Founders: Sattvik Mishra (CEO), Rishi Mukherjee, Debashree Banerjee, Sriparna Tikekar, Saransh Singh & Suparn Pandey
Funding: Kalaari Capital & Ignite World
Whether it’s breaking news, culture, food or anything pertaining to India or Indians, ScoopWhoop has a story on everything. The content is created and curated keeping in mind the latest trends and never fail to entertain. Having a stronghold in the viral content market, the website has over 30 million readers. The company, ScoopWhoop media owns ScoopWhoop, Vagabomb and GazabPost – all content based websites.
Little Black Book
Co-founder: Suchita Salwan & Dhruv Mathur
Funding: IDG Ventures India & Indian Angel Network
Bustling with content around city specific recommendations and local discovery, Little Black Book acts as a city guide which helps readers explore things to do in their city. Food, shopping, art, fitness – you name it, Little Black Book has a recommendation for it. As of now, the platform works and is extremely popular in Delhi and Bangalore.
Founder: Anshul Tewari
Funding: Quintillion Media
Citizen journalism and new media tools make up this content based website that gives a chance to the youth to bring forward their opinions on issues. Having marketed itself as the ‘mouthpiece of the youth’, this platform covers pop culture, politics, sex, human rights and everything else that is relevant to Indian youth. The content, being relatable and hard-hitting, is written by over 30,000 writers with a readership of over 3 million readers.
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