Suno India, a multilingual- multi-generational podcast platform, has announced that it has raised an angel funding from Shobu Yarlagadda, co-founder and CEO of Arka Media Works, a film production company known for its works exclusively in Telugu cinema, which includes popular fantasy-action film franchise 'Baahubali'.

This fresh funding will enable 2-year-old Suno India to further capitalize on its position as a leader in the podcast industry in India by rapidly expanding its vernacular content. The startup bring their commitment to reach the next 500 million listeners with relevant and informative content to communities across tier 1,2 and 3 cities in India.

Prior to this, in 2019, the podcast-only media startup received funding from the Independent and Public Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF) to expand its programming offer.

At a time when most mainstream media is sensationalising news for sake of TRPs many news stories that deserve our real attention are left out. Suno India, through their podcasts is focusing and bringing to light social and current issues that really need to be discussed and debated! I am happy to be associated with this young team in a small way and wish them all the success.

said Mr. Yarlagadda

Started in September 2018, by DVL Padma Priya, Rakesh Kamal and Tarun Nirwan, Suno India has become a renowned name in the Indian podcast industry with over half a million listeners. With a small team of 6 including Ayesha Minhaz, Kunika Balhotra and Vaishali Pandiyen, Suno India currently has 13 podcast shows in multiple languages.

Suno India’s Board of Advisors is comprised of Abhay Adhikari (PhD) founder of Digital Identities and Giulia Rancati, an expert financial strategist who have been pivotal in the growth of the company.

Suno India recently crossed an important milestone of half a million listeners with their combination of news reporting ( The Suno India Show), vernacular storytelling shows (Katha Chepava Ammamma) and deep-dive thematic shows such as Raah, a career guidance podcast.

“My team and I are delighted. Suno India exists to shine a spotlight on under reported issues that are fundamental to our rights as citizens of India. His support and trust brings us one step closer to being an industry leader nationally and globally,” said DVL Padma Priya, co-founder and editor of Suno India.


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