Inshorts the creator Public App, a location-based social network that connects individuals to people in their vicinity.
InShorts selects latest and best news from multiple national and international sources and summarises them to present in a short and crisp 60 words or less format, personalized for you, in both, English or Hindi.
InShorts was founded in 2013 by Azhar Iqubal, Deepit Purkayastha, and Anunay Arunav. The company is based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Inshorts' Public, connects individuals to people in their vicinity. The app provides local information, including updates on local events, commerce, jobs, classifieds and others.
Public is available in several major Indian languages (including Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati and Marathi), is allowing shop owners to drive e-commerce, serving as a classified platform and allowing recruiters to hire people from the neighborhood, said Iqubal.
Inshorts' Public, also provides entertainment and news services, has amassed more than 50 million monthly active users. More than 1 million videos are being created on the platform each month.
Inshorts is backed by Tiger Global, Addition, SIG Global and Tanglin Venture Partners, Flipkart founders (Sachin and Binny Bansal) and others. The company raised $35M in a new round on Sep 30, 2020. This brings Inshorts' total funding to $64M to date. The latest round values the company at around $125M. InShorts has acquired Retention in Oct 2015.