New Delhi based Hubhopper is India’s leading Social content aggregation, discovery and publishing platform. Hubhopper has become the most downloaded app on the Apple app store. The app ranks ‘Numero Uno’ amongst the week’s ‘Hottest’ apps across all categories.
Hubhopper was recently rated the 33rd best Social app globally on the Google Playstore (4.7 rating; Android, much ahead of the other leading social apps. The top ranking on the iOS store completes the loop. The app has been adjudged – ‘Problem Solver of the year’ by TiE and Exhibit and ranked second amongst the Hottest 100 Start-ups in India. Hubhopper is the only pre-revenue start-up to make it to the elite list.
“Consumer is the king! This is a big moment for us, as this one is coming straight from the consumers (users on ground). It is a recognition and reinforcement of our core values and a sign that we are on the right path. At Hubhopper, we have always endeavored to bring the best, customized content to the users, across platforms, at the least cost, effort and time. Hubhopper has also created value for content creators by helping them focus on their core competence i.e. content. But the most important thing that we have done is to constantly evolved and challenged ourselves to better our offering. And we welcome on board fellow travelers and partners to join us as on this journey which is becoming more and more exciting,” says Gautam Raj Anand, Founder & CEO, Hubhopper.
Hubhopper aims at proliferating the usage of its platform amongst the users and content creators and is well on its way towards attaining gradual, intelligent growth. The company is already in talks with mobile phone manufacturers for a native imbed. By the year-end Hubhopper aims to onboard more than 150 publishers. Users will soon be able to enjoy multi-language channels and other features on the Hubhopper platform.
Known for its user interface and experience, Hubhopper actually has a giant machine working behind it to alleviate problems faced by content publishers of all sizes. Agnostic to size and type, Hubhopper helps content creators focus on what they’re good at (content creation) by opening its technology to publishers, thereby enabling them with a dashboard that takes care of delivery, targeting, analytics, clicks, user experience and all the other variables currently ailing publishers. While simultaneously building for them a dedicated follower base on the Hubhopper platform itself, which the publisher can monetise
Hubhopper allows original content creators to publish and market their content through its proprietary technology tools. Hubhopper is one of the very few content aggregator apps that give power to the users to control their experience. The users can not only choose the content categories but also control the amount of content pushed to them in each category by defining their intensity of interest in each.
The company is well funded and backed by some of the best names in start-up and VC eco-system. It has already been through three rounds of VC funding. Hubhopper is backed by some of the leading names in start-up and VC ecosystem many of whom also form its board of advisors — Sanjeev Bhikchandani (Co-founder, Info-edge India); Sanjeev Lamba (CEO, Reliance Entertainment & Board Member Hungama); Raman Kapur (Founder Avana Systems & Foundation’s Edge); Raman Roy (CEO, Quattro & Father of Indian BPO); Jaideep Krishna (MD, Aark Global Ltd. & Former CEO, Cerberus Global Fund) and Surendra Daulet Singh (Former CEO, British Bank of the Middle East (HSBC Group) & Managing Director, GKR. Daulet Singh).
At Hubhopper a team of 30 young and energetic professionals drive operations, under the guidance of the founders and the board of advisors. In a short span of time the app has had seven avatars and has garnered more than one lac users. Hubhopper is a Freemium app that is monetized by content creators. All content is free for users. In the near future the company plans to add premium content and advertising to its revenue streams.