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Pepper Content raises $4.2 million in funding led by Lightspeed India

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BENGALURU: Pepper Content has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding, led by Lightspeed India, because the content material companies market appears to develop into new classes equivalent to audio and video content material and new geographies like Southeast Asia.

The Mumbai-based startup, based in October 2017, brings collectively content material creators and companies on its platform, selling freelance or gig careers for creators.

Pepper Content says it has greater than 30,000 content material writers, graphic designers, language specialists and editors on its platform.

It works with over 400 prospects, together with Amazon, Swiggy, Paytm, Max Bupa, Apollo Hospitals and Adobe.

“Our mission is to disrupt the entire content creation industry at scale and create a stronger, high quality, and more organized ecosystem for content creators,” stated Anirudh Singla, cofounder and CEO of Pepper Content. “Imagine us being able to build virtual content teams for any company globally.”

Pepper Content stated creators on its platform have produced over 100,000 items of content material and have earned over $400,000 in charges over the past two years.

In the final three months alone, it has added over 150 enterprises and SMEs as prospects and is witnessing 25% month-on-month development in revenues, the corporate stated.

“We are proud to partner with Anirudh and his team with a vision to use the Pepper market platform to enable any company around the world to source content on-demand, with high quality, and at scale,” stated Dev Khare, Partner at Lightspeed India. “Not only is every company a software company these days, but every company is a content company.”

Apart from Lightspeed, a slew of angel buyers, together with Upwork founder Beerud Sheth, Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, Unacademy cofounder Gaurav Munjal and AngelList’s Utsav Somani additionally participated in Pepper Content’s Series A funding spherical.


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