Aprameya Radhakrishna is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Koo App, an Indian microblogging and social networking service app also known as the Indian Twitter. He is an angel investor in 35 startups in India. Previously he was also the founder and director of TaxiForSure which was later acquired by OLA.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering in Electronics and Communication from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka and an MBA in General Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Startup Journey & Career Growth
Aprameya Radhakrishna started his career journey as a software engineer at Infosys. In 2008 he became the Head of Business Development at Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj and worked there for approximately 3 years.
Later in 2010, he founded TaxiForSure with Raghunandan G which in 2015 got acquired by OLA for $200 million. In 2017, Aprameya launched his second venture, ‘Vokal’- a user-generated content platform in Indian languages, along with Mayank Bidawatka.
After the successful launch of Vokal, they came up with another idea to become a voice for many Indians who want to express themselves in Indian languages. Finally, in 2020 they launched a microblogging site for Indians called Koo. He aimed to connect every Indian citizen through the local Indian languages along with giving the non-English speaking citizens enjoy the freedom to express themselves. Koo currently has about 15 million users.
Awards and Recognition
· Won the Prime Minister’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge.
· Received Google Play Store’s Daily Essential App 2020.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder and CEO of Koo talks about Koo’s start and explosive growth in the middle of the pandemic, and how the team coped with it all with Anand Daniel, partner at Accel, in the INSIGHTS series podcast.
You can listen to the episode here - The Ups & Downs of Aprameya's Startup Life, from TaxiForSure to Koo | SeedToScale
“We are built for freedom of speech. Our primary goal is to make sure that everybody who is in India has the right to express themselves.”
· Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder and CEO of Koo
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