Kingr, an Indian startup has been selected by Facebook for its Fbstart program under which the startup will receive services and credits worth $40,000. The services will include mentorship from Menlo Park-headquartered Facebook’s engineering teams and services from its partners like Amazon Web Services, Annie, Dropbox, Adobe and MailChimp.
Founded in 2015 by Marco Rocha later on acquired By Elisha Priyadarshini (CEO at Kingr), Tom Sun (COO at Kingr)& Ranjan Sahoo (Founder at Wixty Inc Parent company of “videovibe” & ” Kingr “which is also selected for FBSTART Program), Kingr is unique dating app for Christians where any single Christian out there can register and look for a friend online for pursuing a long term relationship, a romantic partner or a life partner. This dating app acts a good platform for all the Christians out there to connect with each other, know each other better and thus form a stronger community together.
Kingr, like other social networking apps, is a platform where people can create their profiles, make friends, chat with them, share their thoughts and connect on a better level. The features and functionality of the app is actually not new to the digital world today, but the concept and the cause of the app is quite unique and appreciable. The lavish gallery of apps that proves to be some of the top notch apps today cater to the needs of a huge diversity of people. Their users are not confined to a particular group or section of the society. They don’t target any particular niche of people, nor are they meant for a very specific cause. However, Kingr is an app that has got almost all of the functionalities that a social networking app must have and is made for the purpose of connecting Christians together through real time conversation via the app. With all these functionalities in the store and the focus on bringing together a particular group of people, this app provides a great platform for all those Christians in Brazil & India to connect with each other and build up a stronger community.
Kingr holds a record of getting 900 signups in the first few hours of its launching. Today, this platform has gained a wide popularity because of its best socializing features that helps connect all Christians in Brazil and its healthy content that is suitable and relevant to all its users. Currently the platform has 80000+ users, out of which 48000 are daily active users. Moreover, this platform is recorded to have exchanged over 2 million + messages between its various users.
The primary mission of the CEO of the company Elisha is to create a strong Christian community through proper connectivity within the Christians of Brazil. They strongly believe that communication plays a vital role in ststrengtheningthe bonds between people.They believe that technology is the strongest tool for connecting people so Kingr being a dating app that provides a well-connected platform for people to communicate each other, know one another and thus build relationships, would help a lot in doing so. With the kind of development and growth that Kingr has witnessed so far, they are expecting to reach more than 50 million Christian subscribers for this app.
In the next 6 months, Kingr plans to go social and aim to engage more users. Also, the focus will be on to take the engage more users from USA,India,Brazil & Malesiya later on china.
The other Indian startups that also picked by Facebook for its early-stage startup mentorship programme are —book summary app BookBhook, travel planning app HopBucket, competitive exam prep startup Exam Spirit, entertainment content aggregator Flickstree, dating app Heartonnect, content discovery social network Flicksup, immunisation management platform vImmune, peer-to-peer content platform of moms and moms-to-be Healofy and job search and educational content platform JobSenz.