Mumbai: Koo App was selected as a winner of PM Modi’s AatmaNirbhar App Challenge on Aug 7, 2020. AatmaNirbhar App Challenge was an invitation from the Prime Minister to foster digital innovation among startups and entrepreneurs in India to create products that could cater to India and its digital needs in 8 categories. Koo App was one of the winners in this App Challenge, that received over 6900 entries from all over India.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder and CEO of Koo said “We’re very excited about being one of the winners of the AatmaNirbhar App Challenge. PM Modi is giving startups, innovators and entrepreneurs a very good platform to showcase their creation and we’re grateful for this opportunity. We look forward to taking Koo to a wider India that wants to connect with people in their mother tongue.”
Mayank Bidawatka, Co-founder of Koo said, “We are honored to be a part of the winning list of apps that have been selected from among the 6940 entries that the AatmaNirbhar App Challenge received. We value and appreciate the thrust our government is placing on technology innovation for a better India. It’s a proud moment for our team and our contributors to be recognized for our creation. We look forward to giving a voice to a billion Indians through Koo!”
Koo is India’s Micro-blogging platform in Indian languages. Koo was launched in March 2020 and is now available in 4 Indian Languages – Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. Just 10% of India understands English. The rest speak 100+ Indian languages. They don’t have an Indian language friendly platform to speak their mind and express themselves. Koo is a micro-blog that enables Indians to express themselves in their mother tongue.