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2015-03-11

Mobile app NewsHunt acquires mobile analytics company Vauntz

NewsHunt plans to create new categories in local language like videos, audio, test preparation, local language apps through mix of organic and inorganic efforts.

Local language mobile app NewsHunt has acquired analytics and mobile platform company Vauntz. Vauntz was founded by Shreyas Desai, Maruti Borker and Piyush Rai and they developed analytics platform and a social shopping app. They also worked with Flipkart, Khosla Labs, Philips and other companies.

Virendra Gupta, Founder CEO, NewsHunt commented that he was impressed with high end software engineering skills and talent of founding team of Vauntz and what they had built in such a small time frame. At NewsHunt we are solving an yet unchartered & complex problem of local languages &  have a strong vision to deliver the best in class personalised experience to users.  We welcome Shreyas and team and they will  play very crucial roles  roles in building next generation platform for NewsHunt.

Desai, Co-founder CEO, Vauntz commented that, "We are excited to be a part of NewsHunt. It's a great opportunity to build large scale, world-class system that will enable millions of first time internet users. Scale and opportunity are as big as e-commerce today".

Desai has previously led technical teams in iStream and worked for Google and Yahoo before that.

Newshunt is enhacing its platform capabilities to give more targetted and personalised experience to users in language of their choice and investing heavily into capabilites/talent building of machine learning, high end distributed architecture and  analytics & big data. 

It plans to create new categories in local language like videos, audio, test preparation, local language apps through mix of organic and inorganic efforts. We invite all stake holders in the eco system to partner with us to create new digital content and get discovered and monetized through newshunt platform.

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