VerSe was founded in the year 2007 and has constantly sought to bridge the urban-rural digital divide in the country.
With a substantial footprint in the value-added service ecosystem, VerSe broke new ground in the content and entertainment domain with two of the biggest brands in local language content – Dailyhunt, India’s leading utilitarian content and local language app, and Josh, one of the largest short video apps in the country.
Today, VerSe Innovation is a content technology platform company and India’s first tech unicorn focused on the local language audience.
ONI Impact Thesis
By providing content in local languages, Verse is helping Indians get access to personalised, relevant content and be better informed. Dailyhunt has played a trailblazing role in reducing the language barrier for the Next Half Billion in using the internet. Additionally, by enabling creators to create hyperlocal content on Josh, Verse expands the ‘content creator economy’ to small town India and helps the creators augment their incomes.