social networking app O’hi gets funding from INR 3 Cr.
The brand intends to use the funding to strengthen its technology, products, drivers and teamwork to prepare for aggressive scale
O’hi is the social networking app that benefited earlycomers by using the power of real human interaction in the same physical space as a coffee shop to allow people to instantly make meaningful connections.
The company has raised INR 3 Cr. in seed funding from renowned investors such as Mr. Rahul Mehta (DST Managing Partner), Angellist US, among others.
O’Hi instantly solves real-life problems while anyone is in a coffee shop or salon. The app allows tourists to interact with locals or other tourists in a random town.
Founded in 2021, the brand is the result of an original idea by Rupal Sharma and Adeeti Singh. In just six months of running the beta, O’hi observed the behavior of over 56,000 users, they dive deep into each of their expectations for authentic, instant socializing. They will soon go for the next increase to get out of beta, accelerate growth and double growth hacks, user intends to have shown strong signs of being a global sensation
Commenting on the injection of funds Rupal & Adeeti, founders, O’hi, said, “We are very pleased to receive these funds and would like to thank our partners for realizing the vision we set out for O’hi. We are entering a very exciting phase of acceleration in our journey and I am convinced that this partnership will grow in the months to come. We have immense knowledge and hands-on learning of human behaviors in different types of cafes, at different times of the day, as we work, studying the same for over 4 years now. More and more Indians are connecting through O’Hi every day as the network breaks down geographical barriers and helps people in real life instantly while anyone is in a coffee shop or living room. We believe that the in-depth knowledge, the learning that they have accumulated during these months of piloting in Jaipur, Goa, Pune, etc. allowed them to be on the way to the first major social network on the ground around the world.
The brand will leverage the capital injection to invest in technology, products and drivers to strengthen its app, strengthen its team and build the brand. They are looking to increase their services. The platform started with Goa, Jaipur and currently with Pune, Gurugram and Bangalore with plans to expand to new cities.
O’hi started in 2021 with Jaipur and Goa as pilot cities, with plans to move further to Gurgaon, Pune and Bangalore. Less than six months into the market, the brand has a user base of over 56,000, a first round of funding and an extensive expansion plan.
The duo Young, Rupal & Adeeti have been friends for 13 years and have studied human behavior live in cafes. The fun fact is that they are so deeply involved in this area that for over 4 years they have been visiting at least 4 cafes every day to explore various things that go on in a cafe in terms of human behaviors and needs, seek learning. The app allows tourists to interact with locals or other tourists in a random town.