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WittyFeed
WittyFeed.jpg
Type of businessPrivate held company
Type of site
Media and Entertainment
Available inEnglish, Hindi, Spanish[1]
FoundedOctober 2014; 5 years ago (2014-10)
Headquarters,
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerVatsana Technologies (2014-present)
Key peopleVinay Singhal (Co-founder and CEO)
Shashank Vaishnav (Co-founder & CTO)
Parveen Singhal (Co-founder & COO)
RevenueIncrease 900 Million (2016)[3]
Employees120+
Websitewww.wittyfeed.com
Alexa rankDecrease 5,384 (August 2018)[4]
RegistrationOptional
Current statusActive

WittyFeed is an Internet media and viral content company based in Indore, India.[5] It publishes content on categories such as sports, news, fashion, lifestyle, travel, inspiration, relationships, health, fitness, and posts ads related to the content published.[6][7][8] In February 2017, It became the 20th most visited site in India.[6][9] It is a charticle and a listicle platform.[10]

WittyFeed is India’s largest viral content company and the world’s second largest in terms of traffic numbers after BuzzFeed. It is among the top 200 websites in the world with 120 million unique visitors to its website every month and more than 420 million monthly page views.[11][12][13] It is the first company from India to be among the top 75 and top 25 most-read websites in the United States and the United Kingdom.[11][14] It gets 75% of the traffic from United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.[7]

History[edit | edit source]

WittyFeed was founded by Vinay Singhal, Parveen Singhal and Shashank Vaishnav in October 2014.[15][5] It runs under the parent company Vatsana Technologies.[16][17] It has received the Fastest Growing Company in IT Sector award by All India Achiever's Foundation in 2015.[18] WittyFeed was selected by Google among an elite group of startups for case studies on successful companies using their products.[19]

In February 2017, Wittyfeed became the 20th most visited website in India, ahead of Twitter and Instagram.[6]

Partnership[edit | edit source]

In September 2016, Wittyfeed partnered with Sohail Khan production's film Freaky Ali.[20] It was partnered with an online emotional wellness platform YourDost to be the digital partner of the #StopSuicide campaign for World Suicide Prevention Day in September 2016.[21]

In association with Government of India's initiative Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,[22] Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj used WittyFeed as a platform to create awareness on cleanliness in August, 2017.[23]

Funding[edit | edit source]

In September, 2017, WittyFeed raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a pre-series A funding from investors, including Anand Chandrasekaran, Apurva Chamaria (the Vice President of HCL Technologies) and Ritesh Malik (Co-founder of Innov8).[24][25]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Singh, R Ajiv (January 4, 2017). "indigenous - Feed Of The Hour". Delhi: The Times of India. Archived from the original on December 22, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  2. Jha, KK (September 26, 2016). "Commercial capital Indore set to become 'startup capital'". Daily Pioneer. Archived from the original on July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  3. Singh, Rajiv (October 1, 2016). "B2B startups hold their ground even as B2C peers feel the heat of weakening investor sentiment". The Economic Times. Archived from the original on July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  4. "WittyFeed.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on August 9, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "WittyFeed is a one stop platform for content creators, consumers, publishers: Vinay Singhal, CEO". New Delhi: The Financial Express. October 18, 2016. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "WittyFeed surpasses Twitter and Instagram, becomes 20th most visited website in India". The Economic Times. February 22, 2017. Archived from the original on July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Wittyfeed: World's second largest viral content company from Indore". The Economic Times. July 22, 2016. Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  8. Nair-Ghaswalla, Amrita (October 16, 2017). "How the trio makes online content go viral". The Hindu Business Line.
  9. "Wittyfeed surpasses Twitter and Instagram and becomes 20th most visited". DNA India. February 23, 2017. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  10. "Should Buzzfeed be scared of this Indian Startup?". CIOL. March 22, 2016. Archived from the original on July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Archived copy" "कभी पढ़ाई के लिए पैसे नहीं थे, अब करते हैं 36 करोड़ की कमाई" (in Hindi). Indore: Patrika. July 21, 2016. Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  12. Singh, Rajiv (January 4, 2017). "Can Indian-based Wittyfeed give Buzzfeed a run for their money?". The Economic Times. Archived from the original on June 9, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  13. Thomas Hector, Dearton (August 17, 2017). "How WittyFeed shattered all records to become India's top viral content startup". VCCircle. Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  14. Dwivedi, Vinay (November 21, 2016). "Startup WittyFeed offers a web platform for content creators, consumers and publishers". The Economic Times. Archived from the original on June 21, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  15. Venkatesh, Shruti (October 11, 2017). "WittyFeed: The content churner". Forbes India. Archived from the original on November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  16. "Archived copy" Internet से इन लड़कों ने डेढ़ साल में कमाए 36 करोड़ रुपए,USA में मचाई धूम (in Hindi). Daily Bhaskar. April 21, 2016. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  17. U N, Sushma (September 14, 2017). "An Indian startup knows the trick to make online content go viral—with or without Facebook". Quartz (publication). Archived from the original on November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  18. "Virality is a Pure Science Says WittyFeed's Vinay Singhal". BusinessWorld. June 9, 2017. Archived from the original on July 15, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  19. Chauhan, Rita G. (February 16, 2017). "Valued At $30 Million This Indore-based Website is India's Largest Viral Content Firm [Startup Story]". Indianweb2. Archived from the original on May 4, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  20. "Wittyfeed- world's 2nd largest viral content company partners with Freaky Ali". The Hans India. September 12, 2016. Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  21. "YourDost, WittyFeed join hands for 'World Suicide Prevention Day'". The Financial Express. September 8, 2016. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  22. "WittyFeed's platforms spreads awareness on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan". The Economic Times. August 26, 2017. Archived from the original on September 17, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  23. "Union Minister Tomar spreads cleanliness message through WittyFeed". Asian News International. August 25, 2017. Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  24. "WittyFeed secures funding from Anand Chandrasekaran & others". ETtech. September 12, 2017. Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  25. "WittyFeed raises pre-series A funding from a marquee group of investors". The Economic Times. September 12, 2017. Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.

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