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SocialCops Secures Seed Funding From 500 Startups, Others

August 3, 2014



Delhi based SocialCops, a social analytics & reporting app has raised $350 K (c.INR 21 Mn) in seed round from @500_Startups, Rajan Anandan, Manoj Menon and other angels.

The funding will be used for further product development and to add more clients in their kitty.

Founded in 2012 by Varun Banka, Prukalpa Sankar and Harjoben Singh, SocialCops is a smartphone app that allows users to report simple problems in their locality like garbage dumps, pot holes simply by uploading photographs and sharing their location.

Its platform is trying to address the social issues by collaborating with NGO and public administration. The web application will show all the feeds regarding complaints from all over the city which can be filtered by complaint type, location, etc. The administration and NGOs have a separate dashboard where they can track all the complaints and review them. Also, users will be able to check the status of their Social Complaint and share any complaint on Facebook and Twitter.

SocialCops has successfully completed a pilot with Municipal Corporation of Delhi and is now in talks with the Government of Karnataka and other bodies. It already has Unilever and Michelin as their clients.

500 Startups is an early-stage seed fund and incubator program investing primarily in consumer and SMB internet start-ups. It has a portfolio of 15 companies in India and is looking to invest in multiple sectors like from financial services, payments, software-as-a-service, gaming and education on mobile and web.

-Yourstory


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Source: DealCurry (India)


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