Sieve is a complete platform for freelancers and agencies that provides the infrastructure from websites to digital signatures.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to invest in Kerala startup Sieve
Atom Startups Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:40

Twitter co-founder and Angel investor Biz Stone on Friday said he would be investing in a Kochi-based startup, Sieve. The startup is mentored by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM).

Stone said this through a video conference while addressing Huddle Kerala 2019 — a startup meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram which brings together one of Asia’s largest gatherings on the startup ecosystem.

The two-day event, organised by the KSUM in partnership with Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), is being held in Kovalam.

Founded by Sanjay Nediyara, a hearing-impaired entrepreneur, Sieve is a complete platform for freelancers and agencies that provides the infrastructure from websites to digital signatures and all the way up to invoicing and payment management.

The company currently serves in the US market and will soon be expanding to Europe.

Stone said he has used the product of Sieve as a freelancer.

"As an Angel, I consider the person first and the product second. I find Sanjay a dedicated, empathetic and extremely hardworking individual," said Stone in his video address. 

He, however, did not divulge his quantum of investment.

Nediyara lauded this as one of the rare investments made by Twitter India and the first in Kerala. 

"Our larger vision is to build truly Internet companies in the cloud where people can form companies and work from anywhere in the world. Our other investor is Friends of Oorjja, which is an ecosystem for empowering differently-abled community. Friends of Oorjja consists of senior professionals from banking and finance industry in the UK and Otis Elevators company," he said.

Nediyara was earlier selected as one of the Forbes fellows in 2018 and was also invited by Google to attend their largest developer conference Google IO as their guest.

He has also bagged the Reach Award instituted by Eric Weihenmayer Foundation in the US.

With IANS inputs

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