Josh Talks raises funding

Social Tech Startup Josh Talks Raises US$ 1.5 Million in Funding

Josh Talks has raised US$ 1.5 million in pre-Series A funding. This funding round was led by New York-based fund Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF).

Josh Talks is a Gurugram-based social-tech startup, founded by Shobhit Banga and Supriya Paul in 2015.

As per the founders,

“We are addressing issues faced by the youth with respect to jobs, career opportunities, acquiring skill sets, and more. With over 60 percent of college graduates remaining unemployed in India, we launched the Josh Skills app to equip students and job seekers with relevant skill sets (such as spoken English, financial literacy, and personality development) to help them become gainfully employed.”

At present, content produced by Josh Talks is disseminated in eight vernacular languages- Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam and English. Josh Talks has a monthly viewership of over 45 million people.

Talking about expanding to other geographies, co-founder Supriya Paul said,

“We are also planning to target diverse geographies by creating content in Vietnamese and Mandarin very soon.”

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