ShareChat, a Bangalore-based startup that operates a social network for non-native English speaking markets, has announced the appointment of Sunil Kamath as its new chief business officer.
In this new role, Kamath will responsible for driving user growth strategies, product marketing, business partnerships and international expansion of the messenger application.
The platform is currently available in around 10 Indian languages, including Hindi, Bhojpuri, and Odia. Currently, the app is only available for Android. There is no iOS version of the app for Apple devices as of now.
Commenting on his appointment, Sunil Kamath said:
I look forward to leveraging my experience in product management and business development at this time of hyper-growth and market expansion that we are witnessing.
A couple of months ago, in September this year, the company was reported to be in advanced talks with Xiaomi — the smartphone manufacturer as well as with venture capital firm Shunwei Capital for raising around ₹99 crore ($15 million) in its Series B round.
The company is in the process of raising funding as it plans to spend money on improving its product, add more regional languages on its platform, as well as to recruit more people in its team.