Inclov, a matchmaking app for the differently-abled, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sarbvir Singh, former MD of Capital 18, Raghav Bahl of digital news venture Quintillion Media Pvt. Ltd.
In response to a mail sent by Inc42, founder Kalyani said, that Rohan Gogari, director of Kesar Group; Apparswamy Subramanian, Corporate Banking Head, RBL Bank; Praveen Visesh, Director at Deutsche Bank; and Narayanan Venkatraman, former MD at investment firm Mount Kellett, Intellecap Impact Investment Network also participated in this round.
The startup will use the newly raised funds to redesign its Android app and to launch an iOS version. The funding will also be utilised for R&D on accessible technology as per founder Kalyani.
Gurgaon-based Inclov (formerly known as Wanted Umbrella) was founded in 2014 by Kalyani Khona and Shankar Srinivasan. It is a matchmaking app accessible worldwide to 1 Bn differently-abled people and matches users on the basis of cure availability, medical condition, level of independence, and lifestyle choices.
People with visual impairment, retina disorder, cerebral palsy, and colour blindness among many others can easily access this app without any dependency on friends and family members.
The app was launched in January 2016 and currently has 4000+ users with over 1300 matches.
Prior to this, in April 2016, Dil Mil, a matchmaking app, has raised $2.7 Mn in Pre-Series A round of funding from a clutch of investors. Other startups in this segment include, TrulyMadly, OkCupid, Tinder, Woo, Aisle, etc.