Koo said in a statement that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government in order to establish a development center in the state. Hyderabad is an IT hub, with access to a robust technology ecosystem and a large pool of IT talent, according to the MoU.
The partnership will also foster Telugu's rich heritage and unique culture, according to the company.
The development center will tap into local talent and foster partnerships with stakeholders in the state, according to the organization.
KT Rama Rao, Telangana's IT Minister, said during the signing ceremony that he expects our efforts to connect and engage with people for the dissemination of information and services of the Telangana government to be expanded further.
Aprameya Radhakrishna, the co-founder and CEO of Koo, said, Language-based social media is the need of the hour, especially in a multi-lingual country like India. We are truly grateful and privileged to work with the Telangana government in support of our mission of empowering voices with digital freedom of expression. The Hyderabad development center will be a significant enabler in this endeavor.
Koo, a multilingual micro-blogging platform, was launched in March 2020 and is currently available in ten languages. The platform also includes a translation feature that allows real-time translation of a post across supported languages, while keeping the original content intact.