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Oopar Club Raises INR 5 Million in Pre-Seed Funding to Tackle Urban Loneliness

Oopar Club Pre-Seed Funding

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Oopar Club Raises INR 5 Million in Pre-Seed Funding to Tackle Urban Loneliness

Oopar Club, a Bengaluru-based community-driven social networking and socialization-tech platform, has secured ₹5 Million in its first pre-seed funding round led by startup community-builder PedalStart. The funding round also saw participation from angel investor Ankitt Jain, Co-Founder of Paper Arizona. Prior to this investment, the startup had been self-funded since its inception in 2022.

Oopar Club aims to create a unique community-based ecosystem that enables adults to make real friends, socialize, and maximize personal growth through a single platform. The startup focuses on technology, gamification, and community engagement to address the challenges of urban loneliness, isolation, and stagnant personal growth among young and middle-aged working professionals in tier 1 and tier 2 cities in India.

With a strong proof of concept (POC) already established, Oopar Club plans to utilize the pre-seed capital to enhance its technology and flagship platform, expand its core team, and grow its user base. The startup aims to increase its paid community memberships tenfold over the next year and expand its offline operations to more than 20 Indian cities.

Sagar Agrawal, Pragya Srivastava, and Sourabh Akash, Co-Founders of Oopar Club, expressed their excitement about the funding round, stating, “We are delighted to announce our pre-seed fundraise and partner with our investors to address the growing problem of urban isolation in our country. We are focused on enabling a high-quality social life to ensure personal and social thriving. This funding round validates our steady execution and boosts our tech, product, and community. We plan to curate more offline experiences and activities while strengthening our community and its shared goals.”

Manas Pal and Aditya Darolia, Co-Founders of PedalStart, shared their enthusiasm for supporting Oopar Club, commenting, “Oopar Club has taken an innovative approach to solve the loneliness epidemic, ensuring access to a vibrant and productive social life for every individual. We are impressed by the founders’ vision and dedication and look forward to supporting their growth.”

Oopar Club’s association with PedalStart has been crucial in iterating its business model and overcoming challenges. The accelerator’s mentorship sessions and community support have played a significant role in Oopar Club’s journey.

In a time when urban loneliness is a growing concern, Oopar Club aims to make a positive impact by providing individuals with a range of activities to socialize and pursue personal growth. With its flagship mobile app available on both Android and iOS, Oopar Club keeps its community connected virtually over shared interests, rewarding users for socializing and healthy habits.

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