Who is owner of Koo | Koo app which country | Is Koo Indian or Chinese App: Here’s Everything You Should Know- The domestic microblogging app Koo is in the limelight amid controversy over the government and Twitter. The Koo app has received over 30 lakh downloads in the last 24 hours. Koo apps are currently available in four Indian languages in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. It has over one million downloads on the Play Store. It parent company is Bombinate Technologies Pvt Ltd of Bangalore.
Tech786: Amid increasing popularity, questions are also arising as to who is the owner of the Koo app? And does it have a Chinese connection? The co-founder and CEO of Koo App is Unmaye Radhakrishna. He has told that Chinese investor Shunwei Capital will be completely exited from Koo’s parent company and the app will be completely ‘self-sufficient’. Radhakrishna said this in an interview to CNBC-TV18.
Koo App: Key Info & Owner
Koo ( Indian Alternative Of Twitter)
Bombinate Technologies Pvt Ltd of Bangalore
Android & iOS
Android- 11MB, iOS- 35MB
Is Koo Safe
Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada
Is Koo App Safe?
A French security researcher has claimed that the Koo app is not very safe to use. Researcher has said that this app is leaking sensitive information like users’ email IDs, phone numbers and date of birth. The French security researcher is named Robert Baptist and due to his Twitter account he is famous as Eliot Anderson.
Baptiste tweeted, ‘I have done this at your behest. I used this new Koo app for 30 minutes. This app is leaking personal data like user’s email, date of birth, name, marital status, gender. Anderson also shared screenshots with the tweet. Anderson had earlier exposed the flaws in the base system.
Koo app from which country, Is Koo Indian or Chinese App?
Chinese investor Shunwei Capital had invested money in Koo and Vokal’s parent company, Bombin Technologies in 2018. Radhakrishna has stated, ‘Shunwei invested in the initial brand Vokal. We have increased focus on Koo in our business and now Shunwei is about to exit. We are the Truly Self-Reliant India app. ‘ The CEO of Koo has reported on Twitter that Shunwei has a stake in the company in single digit.
According to Tracxn, Shunwei Capital had 11.1 per cent stake in the company as on 31 March 2019. The company announced last week that it had raised $ 4.1 million from Excel, Kalari Capital, Bloom Ventures and 3one4 Capital. Koo won the self-sustaining App Innovation Challenge organized by the Indian government in August last year.
‘Voice of India in Indian languages’
The Kuo app is available on both the Android and iOS platforms. Also, it also has a webpage. Koo came into the limelight recently when Union Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted about joining this microblogging platform.
Apart from Goyal, many stalwarts including Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, cricketer Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Jaggi Vasudev of Isha Foundation are using Koo. Apart from this, many government ministries and departments have also joined Kuo. The company says that this app is the ‘Voice of India in Indian languages’. The Kuo app is being called the Indian version of Twitter.
The character limit in Koo is 400 words. Any person can sign up in Ku using their mobile number. Koo’s features are very similar to Twitter. This allows users to follow people. Users can write a message in text or share it in audio or video format.