Spotlight on India: ShareChat signs “multi-year, multi-nation” deal with T-Series
Each day this week, journalist Amit Gurbaxani focuses on some interesting stories in the Indian music business, with plenty of links for you to explore. A week after news broke that it had raised $145 million at a $2.88 billion...
August 5, 2021
Moj owner ShareChat raises $145m at a valuation of $2.88bn
ShareChat has just raised a $145m funding round valuing the company at $2.88bn. The short-video app Moj has more than 160 million users in India.
July 27, 2021
Moj owner ShareChat raises $502m at a valuation of $2.1bn
We’ve been writing about Indian social media firm ShareChat in the past year, mainly because it’s the company behind one of the most successful new TikTok rivals in India: Moj. After signing up 50 million Moj...
April 8, 2021
Twitter isn’t buying Indian TikTok rival Moj – but it might have
‘Company X not buying Company Y’ may seem like a pointless news story: we may as well tell you that Music Ally isn’t buying Spotify, right? But news that Twitter was in talks about a potential acquisition...
February 22, 2021
Google and Snap tipped to invest in Indian firm ShareChat
Google and Snap are in talks to invest in Indian social media company ShareChat, according to a report on TechCrunch. It claims that ShareChat’s Series E funding round will be more than $200m, with at least half of...
January 5, 2021
ShareChat taps Audible Magic for copyright-spotting tech
Indian social media company ShareChat has become the latest customer for Audible Magic's rights management and content recognition tech. It will be used to "proactively address both licensed and misuses of copyright media"...
November 10, 2020
ShareChat’s Times Music deal includes short-video app Moj
Moj is one of the short-video apps making hay in India in the wake of TikTok’s ban there. Launched in July, it grew to 50 million users within a month, then 80 million by late September, when its parent company ShareChat raised...
October 2, 2020
ShareChat raises $40m to grow Indian short-video app Moj
We wrote about Moj in August: it's one of the short-video apps that launched in the wake of TikTok's ban in India earlier this year. By August, Moj – which was a spin-off from social networking company ShareChat –...
September 25, 2020