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  • MemeChat Secures Over USD 1 Million in Its Second Round of Funding

    Published on January 28, 2022

    The meme platform had earlier secured $150K from 500 startups in its first round of funding

    Mumbai : Continuing its successful run, MemeChat (MC), a next-generation homegrown social media networking app, secured more than USD 1 million in its second round of funding led by Beenext, Singapore-based venture capital firm. The angel investors in this round included Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, 9unicorns, Founders Room Capital, Gaurav Munjal, Roman Saini and Abhishek Goyal.

    With over 5 million downloads and 20 million memes generated on the application, MemeChat will continue to strengthen the userbase for its newly launched The Meme Club – An NFT Marketplace (TMC), develop its networking app by building tools to easily discover & share memes and build a stronger recall value for MemeChat.

    Speaking on this development, Rahul Maheshwari- Investment Team- BEENEXT said “Memes are one of the most important social currencies for individuals as well as brands. While memes are widely circulated, their creators hardly get any credit or compensation. The team at Memechat has built some of the largest meme pages in India and have contributed to viral trends since their teenage. It is only natural that the Memechat team is now enabling an alternate economy of meme creators to earn money through brand partnerships, NFTs and more!”

    “Memes are the default social engagement platform for gen next. MemeChat aligns with our thesis of investing in platforms that blend web3.0 and experiences seamlessly.” expressed Uday Sodhi, Co-founder Founders Room Capital

    Commenting on the company’s funding, Kyle Fernandes, CEO & Co-Founder of MemeChat, said, “With a little over two years, Memechat has experienced an exponential growth and an unwavering faith from a strong investor base. Leveraging the dynamism of technology and strong social media community, Memechat has ensured to never fail its growing user base. As a company, we will continue to focus on building a greater creator economy, innovate our product portfolio, strategically leverage brand partnerships and a lot more.”

    MemeChat has a very strategic business model that connects brands and creators on a common platform, offering users the opportunity to create new memes. Creators also have the opportunity to earn if their memes are approved on the application and through NFT on The Meme Club. For brands, MemeChat helps in creating an organic viral reach through memes on social media.

    MemeChat, has successfully built one of the largest meme communities in the country.  Known to have partnered with the top Indian OTT platforms like ALT Balaji, Hotstar, and Amazon Prime, MC has successfully enabled its creators to benefit from its create and earn business model. With the newly launch NFT Marketplace, creators can also mint their memes and earn via In a remarkable success, MemeChat, became the only Indian startup in 2020 to be funded with $150K from 500 Startups’, one of the most active global venture capital firms’.  This comes after MemeChat was named among the best apps under the Aatma Nirbhar App Innovation Challenge.

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