Former Facebook India head Umang Bedi joins Dailyhunt

|February 15, 2018 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: News and video content aggregator, Dailyhunt has appointed former Facebook India head Umang Bedi as its President. Dailyhunt’s investors include Matrix Partners India, Sequoia, Omidyar Network, Falcon Edge and Bytedance.

Before Facebook, Umang led global enterprises such as Adobe, Intuit, Symantec in India and South Asia also.

Dailyhunt relies on a proprietary algorithm powered by Deep Learning and Machine Learning to deliver personalised, intuitive, smart curated content. The platform offers over 2,50,000 news articles in 14 languages licensed from thousands of content partners and contributors every day. It provides original video content as well as free live television streaming service with 130+ channels across nine languages through a strategic partnership with Vuclip and YuppTV.


Virendra Gupta, Founder of Dailyhunt said, “We are seeing unprecedented growth in time spent for truly local content across text, images and video. Dailyhunt has already achieved substantial impact and our ambition is to consolidate our leadership position in local language content and advertising and exponentially scale this leading platform. Umang’s background in social media content and experience leading scaled teams generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues is a great fit with our plans.”

Umang Bedi said, “I believe Dailyhunt can differentiate to win market share in the advertising space and be an independent platform of scale.”

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