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Hubhopper (app)

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Hubhopper logo.png
Type of site
Privately Held Corporation
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Gautam Raj Anand
UdayRaj Anand
CEOGautam Raj Anand
IndustryInternet media
WebsiteOfficial website
Current statusActive

Hubhopper is a content aggregator and content publishing platform based in Delhi, India.[1] The firm describes itself as 'a content delivery platform.'[2] It provides content from multiple sources, based on interests that users choose. The app is available on the web, iOS and Android. The app become the most downloaded app on the App Store (iOS) in July 2017 and rated the #33rd best Social app on the Google Play (store).[3][4]


In 2015, Hubhopper was founded by Gautam Raj Anand, an former risk analyst at Barclays. The company received an undisclosed amount in an angel funding round,[5] led by Surendra Daulet Singh, MD of GKR, and Daulet Singh, former CEO, British Bank of the Middle East (HSBC Group) in December 2015.[6][7] The platform raised three rounds of angel funding for a total amount of $310K (₹ 2 crore).[8]


Hubhopper pushes content to its app as per user’s interests,[1][9] consisting of news and other updates including audio, video or text in bite-sized summaries of less than sixty words. The application has features like commenting, loving, favorites and pinning.[10]

Hubhopper allows the content creators to publish their content and reach out to the right consumers. It is the platform that connects the publisher and the consumer.[8][11]


  • Reached #40 on the Google Play (store), becomes World's top 50 social apps after three weeks of launch in 2015.[12]
  • Rated the #33rd best Social app on the Google Play (store).[3]
  • 2017 Problem Solver of the year by TiE and Exhibit and ranked second amongst the Hottest 100 Start-ups in India[13][14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Arora, Rohit (July 21, 2015). "'Hubhopper' the new social network dedicated to user's interests". PCQuest.
  2. Sathe, Gopal (March 10, 2017). "Hubhopper CEO on News Aggregation, and Why He Prefers Angel Funding". NDTV.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Hubhopper becomes most downloaded app; tops Apple App store". Outlook. ANI. July 7, 2017.
  4. "App Stories to click on today". Telangana Today. July 11, 2017.
  5. "Indian-origin social network Hubhopper raises first round of funds". DNA India. December 28, 2015.
  6. Agrawal, Meha (February 11, 2017). "Funding Galore: Startup Fundings Of The Week [6 February - 11 February]". Inc42.com.
  7. "Indian-origin social network Hubhopper raises first round of funds". DNA India. December 28, 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Venkatraman, Aarti (July 13, 2017). "How Hubhopper Aims To Create A Holistic Content Experience By Leveraging Deep User Profiling To Help Content Publishers Scale". Inc42.com.
  9. "Social network Hubhopper caters 'exclusively' to music, film lovers". Daily News and Analysis. April 14, 2015.
  10. Cardozo, Infancia (February 1, 2017). "Hubhopper keeps you up-to-date on latest news". Stuff.
  11. "Apps: This month-mobile must downloads". Stuff (2250–2236): p.25.CS1 maint: Extra text (link)
  12. "Hubhopper makes way to world's top 50 social apps after three weeks of launch". Business Standard. September 28, 2016.
  13. "Hubhopper app adjudged Problem Solver for 2017". New Delhi: Business Standard. April 21, 2017.
  14. "Hubhopper hits numero uno spot on both Apple and Google". New Delhi: Webindia123. August 3, 2017.

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