South Asian Dating App Raises Funding From Founder Of US Music Firm

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South Asian dating app Dil Mil has raised an undisclosed sum of funding from one of the founders of a US-based Indian music streaming app.

This week, a person close to the app told it had received funding from one of music app Saavn’s three co-founders, Rishi Malhotra, Vinodh Bhat and Paramdeep Singh.

The app has already raised approximately $1m in seed funding from a group of angel investors, including founder Will Bunker, former PayPal board member Scott Banister, AngelList founder Naval Ravikant and former managing director for M&A at IAC Rich Nelson.

A spokesperson for Saavn confirmed the most recent round of funding, saying: “It’s a personal investment from one of the founders.

“As a leading internet company in India, our founders believe in supporting great entrepreneurs and products.”

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Dil Mil was created by former Wall Street trader KJ Dhaliwal earlier this year, who also founded the website and mobile application development company UniDevs, and Finantric Capital.

The app was soft launched in the Indian market back in October, and already claims to have generated over 1 million matches.

Its users are only able to view a certain number of profiles on a single day, but can subscribe to its paid model in order to gain unlimited access.

The app also works to protect their users from people stealing their profile images, by enforcing a five-second timer for viewing another user’s profile picture.

Users are also able to add extra information to their profiles, by syncing their LinkedIn and Instagram profiles to the app.

It is currently available for iOS and Android devices.

Visit its official site here.

Danielle White

Danielle is a Junior Reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Reading, she has studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University and has a passion for writing and reporting. She enjoys travelling and likes to spend her free time socialising with friends and attending music events.

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