Koo enters Brazil, 1 Mn downloads in 48 hrs🐤; Skill Lync acquires Crio👩🏻💻; Meta's new privacy features🕵🏻♂️
Koo records over 1 Mn downloads within 2 days, Skill Lync acquires Crio, Meta introduces new privacy features for teens, Funding Deals and more.
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Koo records over 1 mn downloads within 2 days of launch in Brazil🐤
Homegrown microblogging platform Koo App on Monday said it has received a strong response from users in Brazil, logging over 1 million downloads within 48 hours of launch in that market.
Twitter-rival Koo aims to further cement its position globally by making the app available to more countries and launching in multiple global languages.
In a statement on Monday, Koo said: "India's multilingual microblogging platform, Koo App, was launched in Brazil with the addition of the Portuguese language, making it available in 11 native languages now".
Koo occupied the number one spot on both the Android Play Store and Apple App Store for the last few days, it added.
Edtech start-up Skill Lync acquires Crio👩🏻💻
Engineering-focused edtech startup Skill-Lync has acquired experiential learning platform Crio for tech careers. With this acquisition, Crio will operate as an independent brand under the Skill-Lync Group.
Post-acquisition, the founders will continue to focus on and run Crio’s business as well as grow its market leadership.
Founded in 2018 by Rathinamurthy R and Sridher Jeyachandran, Crio is an experiential learning platform for tech careers. It helps students and professionals to learn practical skills by working on real-world projects and helps them land their respective jobs. The startup is backed by Binny Bansal and other Flipkart employees.
B2B procurement marketplace ProcMart has raised $10 million in its Series A round led by Sixth Sense Ventures.
Energy storage solutions startup Clean Electric has secured $2.2 million in a seed round led by Climate Angels and Bengaluru based venture capital firm Kalaari Capital.
Men’s health company Bonatra has raised Rs 5.5 crore in its pre-seed round led by ITI Growth Opportunities Fund with participation from angel investors such as Jitendra Jagadev, founder of Nestaway and Helloworld, and Rajesh Yabaji, founder of Blackbuck.
Ad tech startup ExperientialEtc has secured $350K as pre-Series A funding round with participation from We Founder Circle, India Accelerators and other investors.
Meta introduces new privacy features for protecting its young users🕵🏻♂️
Meta-owned social media platforms Facebook and Instagram on Monday introduced a set of new features to protect their young users from online harm and to create safe, age-appropriate experiences for teens using the networks.
“Starting now, everyone who is under the age of 16 (or under 18 in certain countries) will be defaulted into more private settings when they join Facebook,” Meta said in a press note.
The new feature will encourage teens already on the app to choose more private settings such as choosing who can see their friends list, and who can see the people, pages, and lists they follow.
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