WhatsApp to focus on digital and financial inclusion in India: Abhijit Bose

The Indian Wire - 21st June 2019

Addressing a gathering at the pitch day of Startup India-WhatsApp Grand Challenge, Abhijit Bose, head of WhatsApp India said that the focus of the Facebook-owned social media giant was to expand digital and financial inclusion, and to help businesses pan-India. “WhatsApp has already made it simple for families to stay connected in India and around the world. Now we’re looking to support and scale the local businesses that can leverage our platform to positively impact the community and country,” Bose added. The Challenge had awarded $50,000 each to five finalists including telemedicine startup MedCords, virtual reality content platform Melzo, WhatsApp-based conversational AI company Javis, agritech platform Gramophone, and energy saving product company MinionLabs , cited Inc42.

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