Inclov, The Indian Matchmaking App For People With Disabilities, Raises Pre-Series A Funding

Indian matchmaking app Inclov has confirmed it has raised funding in a pre-Series A round from a set of investors.

Inclov is “the world’s first matchmaking app focused on people with disabilities and health disorders”.

The app was released by Inclov Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which was originally launched as a matchmaking agency, in January 2016.

And according to a top company executive who spoke to VCCircle, the company raised the pre-Series A round from investors including the managing director of Google India Rajan Anandan, former MD of Intel South Asia Debjani Ghosh, founder of Network 18 and Quintillion Media Raghav Bahl, and angel investors Jamil Khatri and Ravi Iyer.

The company previously raised $150,000 from former MD of Capital 18 Sarbvir Singh and entrepreneur Raghav Bahl.

Speaking about the funding, founder Kalyani Khona told VCCircle: “Apart from penetrating deeper into the Indian market, the next landmark for the app is to go global. We are solving a global issue and do not want to be bound by locations.

“The reaction of the Indian market has been a tremendous learning experience for us before we take our app to the international market. The funds raised will be primarily utilised towards product development and geographical expansions in the coming years.”

Inclov utilises a grid-style matching system to give both able-bodied and disabled users the chance to meet someone.

The layout lets users search for other singles and filter by age, location, disability type, medication and cure availability – categories settled on after a survey of 300 people across India.

Inclov also accommodates for certain impairments, by providing larger text, different colours for colour blind singles, a video call feature for those who use sign language, and voice notes to help people who may not be able to type.

The company also runs offline events through its Social Spaces meetup platform, which brings together people with disabilities for offline events and meetups.

In June this year,  Inclov ran the country’s first ever inclusive nightclub party for people with disabilities.

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