Chirrup, a Bangalore-based video integrated social gaming platform, has now secured a pre-seed funding round of $300000 from the iSeed, Titan Capital, 3.0 Fund, and First Cheque.
The startup said that it would use the new funds to further strengthen the product and provide a world-class user experience.
The company which is founded by the IIT Delhi batchmates Vipul Garg, Sourav Lashkari, and Mehul Mittal in the year 2020. It enables the friends and families to engage in a relaxed manner over multiplayer games and video calls. It wants to digitally recreate the experience of the offline banter.
“Offline interactions centre around activities (board games, movies, cat videos) which fuel conversations and engagement. We want to recreate this living room experience and enable people to hang out in a laid-back manner. We are fortunate to have support from the best seed-stage investors in India right from the start,” said Mehul Mittal, Co-founder, Chirrup.
As per the startup, most social platforms are super passive and tend to make you feel tired and zoned out after some of the hours of mindless scrolling.
Chirrup wants to make a more wholesome, active social network where the user feels too positive and energized about spending the time online.
“Fantastic founders of Chirrup are making it possible for friends and family to chat over video calls alongside playing multiplayer games like Ludo, Uno, and Rummy. The gaming sector in India is booming, and the pandemic has further fast-tracked the adoption of video, and we are really lucky to partner with the team and co-build with them,” added Bipin Shah, Partner, Titan Capital.
The startup also has plans to add another ten games over the coming six months.