The Indian Iris, Ahmedabad based startup which helps the users research about various government policies and provides them further consultation, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Timbru Ventures. The raised funding will be used to scale the operations and hiring more manpower. A part of funding will also be used in order to create brand awareness around its mobile platform and to revamp the user interface.
Founded last year by Sahitya Sindhu and Narayan Singh Rao, The Indian Iris was founded with the help of CIIE (Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship), an organisation helping the IIM students across the country to launch their own ventures.
The online platform covers various schemes, policies, initiatives and schemes launched by state and national government. It decodes the original policy documents and provides them in a simpler form for the general public to understand better.
Speaking about The Indian Iris, Sahitya Sindhu, Co-Founder stated that the main aim behind starting with this idea was to provide an easy access to all policies, initiatives and schemes launched by the government. Many times, the information is not easily accessible by the general public and it restricts the general public from gaining benefit by those government schemes. Other factor which affects a lot is the language barrier. The portal looks to address a lot of these issues making the information easily in reach to the users.
It has also launched an Android application which helps the users get connected to their village community. It is, at the current point, listing all the 65000 villages across the country. Currently, it boasts of having over 145,000 pageviews every month. Most of the users coming on its platform seek some information about particular government launched scheme.