Flickstree, a curated and personalised platform for free-to-watch videos as per the latest inputs has raise funds from cricketing ace Sourav Ganguly. Flickstree compiles these free-to-watch online videos from social networks, media sites, and blogs. It then creates a custom user video feed.
Founded in 2014 by Saurabh Singh, Rahul Jain, and Nagender Sangra, the Flickstree platform was officially launched in August 2016. The company claims that its AI-based on patent pending technology, allows it to effectively curate and personalise the experience for its users. Flickstree has over 20+ categories that users can currently follow.
Former Indian Cricketer Sourav Ganguly has invested an undisclosed amount in Mumbai-based, curated video platform Flickstree. Sourav Ganguly while speaking on the occasion mentioned,
“Digital is the future of India across all fields. And going by the country’s Digital India vision, I decided to invest in Flickstree because they’re at the forefront of innovative cutting edge technology and have great founders to realise their vision,” He further added, “Different users have different passions. Flickstree helps users follow their passion and create their personal video magazine. Such a model has the potential to change the way videos are consumed.”
This round also saw investment from Venture Catalysts, Anirban Aditya & Ankit Aditya (Aditya Group, Kolkata), and Moksh Sports Ventures. Flickstree has raised $464K (INR 3 Cr) in this Seed round led by Venture Catalysts.
Saurabh Singh, CEO, Flickstree, while speaking about the development mentioned,
“India is witnessing a video boom and with the launch of 4G, suddenly, it has exploded further. With so many content producers creating quality content, it becomes difficult for users to discover videos across multiple platforms. Flickstree is trying to organise video content from the free web for users.”