Aprameya Radhakrishna is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Koo App, an Indian microblogging and social networking app also known as the Indian Twitter. He is an angel investor, with investments in 35 startups in India.
He founded his first venture, TaxiForSure with Raghunandan, which was acquired by OLA in 2015 for $200 million. In 2017, Aprameya launched his second venture, ‘Vokal,’ a user-generated content platform in Indian languages, with partner Mayank Bidawatka. After that, he realised that content in regional Indian languages was sparse, as most social media platforms carry an English-first approach and are built primarily for English speakers residing in urban centres. This gave him the idea of developing a multi-lingual micro-blogging platform for Indians, Koo, to communicate and connect with their linguistic and cultural communities. Koo currently has about 15 million users.
In July 2020, he won the Prime Minister’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge.