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US Based Angel Investor Backs FilmySphere

May 26, 2014

A social movies platform, FilmySphere has raised $100K from unknown angel investor based in the US for equity which is little over 3% stake.

Proceeds from the latest round will be deployed into marketing strategies as well as for grabbing new talent for editorial purpose.

Founded in 2013 by Ganesh HS and Gaurish S Akki, FilmySphere is a platform which allows movie fans to follow their favorite celebrities, movies and discover upcoming talent auditions and jobs across films industry.

It also fills the gap between the aspirants who wants to work in the film industry and production houses who can post jobs and requirement for particular film on the company newly launched platform Talentsphere.

Filmysphere uses Facebook social graph to identify friends already on the platform and analyse which movies they're watching, their favourite celebrities and movies, including reviews posted by them.

At initial point, the company focused on Kannada, Tamil and Telgu films and now till next year it will head towards Marathi, Hind, Bengali and Hollywood industry.

Apart from its online activities which is based in Bangalore, the team also travels different places to interview celebrities and now it is looking to set up three mini production houses for the same. It also plans to do a five-day program where selected new talents will get mentoring opportunity from feature film actors and directors with a chance to work in their movies.

It is also building customized business pages for the entertainment industry and also offers camera on hire for upcoming talents for theirs short films. The company claims to have 22,000 pageviews on a monthly basis from India, including the US, the UAE and Indonesia among others.


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Source: DealCurry (India)

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