Ep 68: Building a 1000 Cr Profitable Social Platform ft. Lokal

Founders Unfiltered

18-12-2022 • 58 mins

Join us as we talk to Jani Pasha, the Co founder and CEO of Lokal about their story.   Jani Pasha completed his B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur in 2013. Later, he worked with companies, including Tata Steel and Zoomo India. He founded businesses including Halfteaspoon and TheSoup before starting Lokal in 2018. He was also a participant in Ycombinator S19 and was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2020 list.   About Lokal: Lokal is on a mission to strengthen hyperlocal communities by enabling its mostly non-English users to share, interact, and transact in their regional language. Lokal users gain access to hyperlocal information such as daily commodity prices, local jobs, real estate, matrimonial, local business advertorials, and classifieds that would otherwise be scattered across local newspapers. The app is available in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Marathi and has 10 million downloads with a presence in more than 100 districts across South India. Lokal has been supported by marquee investors, namely 3One4 Capital, India Quotient, and Y Combinator.

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