Celebrity engagement platform Tring has raised funds from a clutch of angel investors as it looks to expand its business and onboard more celebs.
The investors include Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Udaan co-founder Sujeet Kumar, Unacademy co-founders Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh and Roman Saini, VentureWorks India founder Keshav Sanghi, Opentalk’s Sumit Jain among others. The company had earlier raised capital from BDI Group Chairman Dalbir Saini.
Tring plans to utilise the funds to expand its business, optimise technical operations and product, onboard more celebrities, and to introduce new user experiences to increase engagement on the platform.
Started by Akshay Saini, Rahul Saini and Pranav Chabhadia in December 2019, Tring aims to bridge the gap between a fan and a celebrity through entertainment-based gifting, events, felicitation, shout-outs, personal video messages, Q&A sessions and other engagement products. It currently has over 1,000 celebrities on its platform.
“We give fans the opportunity to engage with their favourite celebrities, creating beautiful, unique, valuable and everlasting memories for the fans to cherish for all their lives and share with their friends and families. Our goal is to be the one-stop platform for all digital services related to celebrities,” Akshay Saini, co-founder of Tring, said.
The celeb engagement platform competes with Wysh, YoShot, and Celebrify.