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Google India head joins pre-Series A funding in matchmaking app Inclov


Gurugram-headquartered Inclov, a matchmaking app for the differently abled has secured an undisclosed amount in its pre-Series A funding round from a group of investors.

The startup had previously raised Rs 1 crore in a seed round of funding from a consortium of investors.

The investors who participated in the round include Rajan Anandan, managing director and India head, Google; Jamil Khatri and Ravi Iyer, angel investors; Debjani Ghosh, former MD of Intel South Asia; and existing investor Raghav Bahl, founder of Network 18 and Quintillion Media, reports VCCircle.

Founded in 2014 by Kalyani Khona as a matchmaking agency for differently-abled people under the banner Wanted Umbrella and later launched Inclov in January 2016. Shankar Srinivasan joined the firm as a co-founder in 2015.

The first matchmaking app for differently-abled, allows users to find their preferred matches through algorithms based on their medical information, level of independence and cure availability.

This mobile app is 100% safe for women using various security measures like mobile verification, email verification, profile curation, the first name only display and in-chat feature. Taking screenshot is not allowed on Inclov to avoid cybercrime.

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Besides the dating app, Inclov has also launched Social Spaces, a unique offline platform, wherein the app users and others from the community can meet others in-person at accessible venues across the country.

In an interview with Mint, Kona had mentioned that, according to the 2011 census, India is home to 26.8 million differently-abled people. Of them, nearly 70% do not have a life partner. She also added that most dating apps currently available are not accessible, inclusive or have a higher churn rate for people with disability.

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