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  • ShareChat parent to buy back ESOPs worth $19.1 million Jun 18, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    ShareChat parent to buy back ESOPs worth $19.1 million

    This is the firm's first buyback announcement. Nearly 200 existing and former employees with vested options are eligible to participate in this process and can sell up to 100 percent of their vested shares in the present stock valuation

  • Tiger Global seeks $10 billion funding from investors to create a pool of capital for startups May 04, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Tiger Global seeks $10 billion funding from investors to create a pool of capital for startups

    The New York-based firm has taken part in 100 investment rounds in last three months, raising a total of $22.2 billion for private tech companies.

  • 5 factors driving the startup funding boom in India Apr 09, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    5 factors driving the startup funding boom in India

    For the longest time, startup IPOs in India have been a mirage. Companies have spoken about them as a distant goal but no real desire to go public was seen.

  • This week in start-up funding: It is raining unicorns Apr 09, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    This week in start-up funding: It is raining unicorns

    Ten Indian startups have become billion-dollar valued companies or unicorns in the first four months of 2021. Of this, six turned unicorns this week on consecutive days.

  • VC firm India Quotient’s first investment in ShareChat grew 540 times. They say that’s just the start Apr 08, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    VC firm India Quotient’s first investment in ShareChat grew 540 times. They say that’s just the start

    India Quotient's investment in social media firm ShareChat was ridiculed and questioned by many for years. While some questions still linger, the investment is an unmitigated success, and investors expect the unicorn to have a monthly revenue of $40-50 million in 2-1/2 years. Here's how and what happened.

  • ShareChat raises $500 million from Tiger, Snap, Twitter; valued at $2 billion Apr 08, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    ShareChat raises $500 million from Tiger, Snap, Twitter; valued at $2 billion

    ShareChat gained early traction and saw investors including Lightspeed, Elevation Capital (SAIF Partners), Shunwei Capital and Xiaomi invest.

  • MC Exclusive | Tiger to invest in ShareChat at $2 billion valuation Apr 06, 2021 07:43 AM IST

    MC Exclusive | Tiger to invest in ShareChat at $2 billion valuation

    ShareChat is set to catapult to the unicorn club, raising funds up to $200 million led by Tiger Global and others. The ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps triggered a wave of hypergrowth for the company, set to be valued at $2 billion. Sources say it has managed to rise above a litany of competitors in the short video space with its Moj app.

  • Google in talks to acquire Indian social media startup ShareChat: Report Nov 24, 2020 11:38 AM IST

    Google in talks to acquire Indian social media startup ShareChat: Report

    ShareChat’s founders may continue to maintain a small stake in their company even once the deal with Google goes through

  • ShareChat mulls tie-ups with IITs to develop AI in local Indian languages Oct 11, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    ShareChat mulls tie-ups with IITs to develop AI in local Indian languages

    ShareChat, which has already developed Natural Language Processing models in languages such as English and Hindi, is now looking at the Indianised version of the model.

  • ShareChat acquires SAIF Partners-backed Circle Internet Aug 24, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    ShareChat acquires SAIF Partners-backed Circle Internet

    Backed by SAIF Partners and Venture Highway, Circle Internet provides locally relevant information to Indian language internet users across tier-II and -III cities and currently has a presence in more than 120 districts across Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala.

  • Microsoft may invest around $100 million in ShareChat: Report Aug 07, 2020 09:01 AM IST

    Microsoft may invest around $100 million in ShareChat: Report

    ShareChat's popularity rose after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, which included video sharing platform TikTok.

  • Indian social media app ShareChat gains over 15 million downloads in 36 hours Jul 01, 2020 03:27 PM IST

    Indian social media app ShareChat gains over 15 million downloads in 36 hours

    The platform has seen more than one lakh posts supporting the government’s move towards banning Chinese applications.

  • ShareChat acquires Memer, looking for more buyouts Apr 27, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    ShareChat acquires Memer, looking for more buyouts

    ShareChat claims to have around 6 crore monthly active users and aims to cross the 12-crore mark by the end of 2020.

  • Own content? Then own up responsibility Aug 28, 2019 12:01 PM IST

    Own content? Then own up responsibility

    The Centre plans tighter rules for social media brands like Facebook, TikTok and ShareChat

  • ShareChat raises $100 million in series D from Twitter, others Aug 16, 2019 03:52 PM IST

    ShareChat raises $100 million in series D from Twitter, others

    Existing investors including Shunwei Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAIF Capital, India Quotient and Morningside Venture Capital also participated in the funding round.

  • Twitter to pump in more than $50 million in Sharechat: Report Jun 07, 2019 12:47 PM IST

    Twitter to pump in more than $50 million in Sharechat: Report

    ShareChat was founded in 2015 by Ankush Sachdeva, Bhanu Singh and Farid Ahsan.

  • Regional parties bank on ShareChat to reach out to voters in large numbers: Report Nov 23, 2018 01:24 PM IST

    Regional parties bank on ShareChat to reach out to voters in large numbers: Report

    Parties like YSR Congress in Andhra, Jana Sena Party in Telangana and Andhra, Telangana Rashtra Samiti and Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala are active users of ShareChat.

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