Anand Mahindra invests $1 million in Gurugram-based social media startup Hapramp

The Mahindra Group Chairman tweeted, “Took 2 yrs, but I finally found the start-up I was looking for!”
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra with Hapramp co-founders
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra with Hapramp co-founders
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Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has invested $1 million (around Rs 7.5 crore) in social media and blockchain startup Hapramp. The startup is based out of Gurugram. 

The startup was founded two years back by five students of the Indian Institute of Information Technology-Vadodara.

"Took 2 yrs, but I finally found the start-up I was looking for! @Hapramp is indigenous, built by 5 young founders & brings together a best-in-class combination of creativity, technology & data protection. Look out for  @gosocial_app their social networking platform," Mahindra tweeted on Wednesday.

In 2018, Mahindra had announced via Twitter a funding opportunity for an Indian social media startup that fulfilled certain criteria. He had asked former Mahindra executive Jaspreet Bindra, to work with him in finding a next-gen Indian social network startup.

Bindra said that the Hapramp team is building a Web 3.0 social network, which is built on emerging digital technologies, has a solid business model which rewards content creators, protects personal data, and best of all, is built here locally in India.

He has been enlisted as Executive Advisor and Mentor to the Hapramp founding team. Hapramp was incubated through its early days by Huddle, an incubator that is based in Gurugram. Huddle has also invested in Hapramp. 

Besides GoSocial, which is Hapramp’s flagship social networking solution, it also operates, a social media platform backed by Steem Blockchain, and Asteria Protocol.

GoSocial is a social media platform that rewards creators as they engage with the community.

Before its formal launch, around 50,000 users have already downloaded the GoSocial app from the Google Play Store. The app will soon be available on Apple App Store.

"We are honoured and excited. This is a massive approval of our mission to give creators the right to their content. We plan to use the funds to expand our platform and want to empower creators," Hapramp co-founder and CEO Shubhendra Vikram told PTI.

With PTI inputs

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