Glance, India’s fastest growing and the third-largest content platforms in the world, is expanding its presence in Singapore as part of its global expansion plans.
Glance is the world’s first screen zero platform, enabling consumers to experience the best of the internet on screen zero of their smartphones and other connected devices.
The Internet Starts Here is a trademark of Glance.
Every time a user wakes up their phone, their lock screen comes alive with a new visual and interactive content that is personalized for them.
Glance, which had announced an investment of $45 million from Mithril Capital in September 2019, has been growing rapidly since its first shipment in Q2 2018.
“Glance, the world’s first and fastest growing screen zero platform, is a powerful innovation to democratize content and commerce on the mobile Internet,” said Ajay Royan, Managing General Partner and Co-founder of Mithril Capital.
Global expansion, including growth in Southeast Asian markets of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Singapore was a key reason for this fund-raise.
With Singapore as the hub for its expansion plans in Southeast Asia, Glance will more than double its headcount in the region in the next two quarters as it looks to expand and deepen its presence in the market.
Glance also plans to bring Roposo, a regional video content platform company that it acquired in November, to Southeast Asia for creating professional video content in regional languages.
Glance had announced the acquisition of Roposo, a Tiger Global and Bertelsmann backed short-video platform, to get access to Roposo’s extensive network of professional, vernacular content creators and more than 42 million users.
Roposo, founded by three IIT Delhi alumni, offers a TV-like interface that allows users to watch videos in 10 languages and across 24 channels that are powered by a pan-India network of regional influencers.
Glance is integrated with the native user experience on most Android smartphones from leading mobile brands in the world. It has more than 60 million daily active users (DAUs) as of November 2019, up from 50 million DAUs in September 2019.