AR Rahman & Shekhar Kapur’s media startup Qyuki Digital Media has raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding from former Disney India MD (Digital) Samir Bangara. Mr. Bangara will also join the company as Managing Director and CEO, succeeding Poonacha Machaiah. He will assume his new role from June 3, 2013.
This is the second major investment in the company, after Qyuki had raised undisclosed amount of investment from Cisco in February 2012.
About The Company
Launched in December 2012, the platform aims to empowering people’s self-expression and enable them to build their creative identity. The website has four main sections namely Creations, Premiers, Community and Inspirations. Qyuki’s new media platform allows seamless collaboration across social communities, networks and devices. On this platform, artists can share their content, connect to people with similar creative interests, view creations from various other artists, and collaborate with them to create content. It also offers an iOS and Android app which allows one to upload content from their mobile phones.
Creative Collaborative Platforms In India
- In October 2011, Reliance Entertainment, formed a joined venture with the California (US)-based, Talenthouse, to create a creative collaboration platform Talenthouse India.
- Balaji Telefilms’ Hoonur is a free online classified website which gives independent professionals and businesses from the entertainment, television, media and advertising a chance to promote and share their services.