Pinarayi Vijayan invites the Swedish based company’s CEO to Kerala.

Truecaller CEO Mamedi thanks Pinarayi for his letter on Chillr
news Business Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 19:42

The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday sent a letter to Alan Mamedi, the CEO and co founder of Truecaller, congratulating them on their acquisition of Chillr, a mobile payment app provider.

The CEO of the Swedish based call screening app took to Twitter to show his gratitude to the Kerala CM for his letter.

“What a beautiful letter from @CMOKerala. Thank you Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan,” Alan tweeted along with a picture of the letter from Pinarayi.

Pinarayi Vijayan in his letter says that he is proud to hear the news that Truecaller has acquired Chillr, also mentioning the fact that “Chillr is a company started in Kerala by a dynamic set of entrepreneurs straight out of college.”

“This acquisition is a testimony to the talent ecosystem and capability of graduates from Kerala,” he says in his letter.

Pinarayi in his letter also talks about how Kerala has made remarkable progress in the field of technology with companies like Nissan Motor corporation setting up digital innovation centres in the state.

“I would like to invite True Caller to be a part of this mutually beneficial journey by being part of Kerala’s Technology sector,” said the Kerala CM. Pinarayi, in his letter also invited Alan Mamedi to Kerala to get to understand the state’s technology sector better.

Truecaller on June 13 announced its decision to acquire Indian payments start-up Chillr to strengthen its payments business in the country.

Chillr founded by Sony Joy, Mohamed Galib, Anoop Sankar and Lishoy Bhaskaran is a Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-enabled, one stop, multi-bank payment application that meets all banking needs.

By acquiring Chillr, Truecaller wishes to become a complete mobile payments and financial services platform.

Speaking to moneycontrol.com, Sony Joy, co-founder of Chillr said, "The aim is to go deeper into mobile payments and other associated financial services. We have decided not to charge anything from the users for basic services and are determined to make the process as simple as paying directly through the messaging tab. This will take us beyond just handling messages and calls.”

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