ShareChat raises $100mn in Series D Funding

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ShareChat, India’s regional social media platform, announced today that it has raised a new round of funding of $100mn in its Series D.

To date, ShareChat has raised a total of $224 million. Existing investors participating in this round include Shunwei Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAIF Capital, India Quotient and Morningside Venture Capital. Twitter and TrustBridge Partners are two new investors joining this latest funding round.

This new round of funding will help ShareChat strengthen the technology infrastructure for its platform as the company looks to scale its business. Additionally, ShareChat will acquire talent to help propel the exchange of ideas among its strategic partners. To accelerate the internet ecosystem in India, the company will also be introducing more features to make the experience seamless across devices.

Ankush Sachdeva, CEO, ShareChat ​said, “This is a very exciting time for us at ShareChat as we see our platform growing rapidly. With this new round of funding, we are positioned to take the next leap in our growth story. As we scale up, our focus remains to help the ShareChat community better express themselves in the comfort of their native language.”

Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director, Twitter India said, “Twitter and ShareChat are aligned on the broader purpose of serving the public conversation, helping the world learn faster and solve common challenges. This investment will help ShareChat grow and provide the company’s management team access to Twitter’s executives as thought partners.”

Ravi Mhatre, Founder & Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partner said,​“Lightspeed is excited to continue to support ShareChat in every financing round – Series A through the current Series D, and beyond. We feel the company has a special opportunity to consolidate its position as the defining media platform to engage India’s diverse, multicultural and multilingual population.”

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