Company Name : Indus OS
Funding Amount : $5 million
Investor(s) Omidyar Network . .
Funding Round : Series A
Regional-language smartphone operating system Indus, which was formerly known as Firstouch has raised Series A funding round of $5 million led by Omidyar Network.
The money will be used to invest in technology, recruit new talent and expand into international markets.
Indus OS was founded by three IIT-Bombay graduates: Rakesh Deshmukh (CEO), Akash Dongre (Head of Product) and Sudhir B (Head of Technology).
Core features of the Indus OS operating system include a swipe to translate feature that translates and transliterates text messages from English into a regional language. Indus OS also recently signed an MoU with the Government of India’s Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) to develop a native operating system with integrated text-to-speech technology in regional languages.