Kalaari Capital funds Crowdfire (early known as JustUnfollow). Codigami, a Mumbai based startup company owns Crowdfire. Initially it was launched under the name JustUnfollow, the app helped Twitter users to manage their followers.
The company has added another feature to add Instagram followers too.
Codigami assists people in Twitter and Instagram to spot unfollowers and spammers. For Instagram they provide scheduler and photo suggester. For Twitter they have developed an app called Twi5 which let users search for Twitter apps.
Crowdfire claims to have 10 million users and using to track and grow one’s followers specifically on social media like Twitter and Instagram. The company was founded by Nischal Shetty and others.
The Mumbai based company was founded in 2010. Nischal Shetty main founder of the company is Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science graduate from Visvesvaraya Technological University. He started his career as software executive in 3i Infotech in 2007. Nischal worked in 3i Infotech for almost 2.5 years and founded Twi5 – one stop to find all best twitter applications. In 2009 he joined burrp! as a software developer. He was part of core development team.
During 2011 he founded another company called 3Crumbs. 3Crumbs is mobile app that assists users to discover local buying treasures. In 2013 Siddharth Menon founded another startup called Justmigrate which assists one click migration. In 2013 he joined Nischal Shetty to co found Codigami Inc.
Sameer Mhatre is another co founder of Codigami Inc. He hold bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Post Graduation Diploma in Computer Science from CDAC. He started his career as software developer in Myzus Infotech P Ltd in 2007. He worked there for 2 years later he moved to Infomedia 18 Ltd. He worked Infomedia 18 till he co founded Codigami Technologies.
Anirudh Khusape also co founder of Codigami Inc. He along with Siddharth Menon co founded Borget Solutions in 2010. Urooj Kazi is another co founder of Codigami. She is a Bachelor of Science graduate in Life Sciences and Biochemistry from prestigious institution of Mumbai St.Xavier’s College. She did her Post graduation diploma in Instructional Design from Symbiosis International University. Urooj is Google Analytics Individual Qualification Certificate holder.
She was External Education Consultant in Mexus Education Pvt Ltd in 2009. She handled numerous story boards to explain educational concepts to students. Later Urooj had short stints as Correspondent in Enigma Interactive P Ltd where she was responsible for maintaining and updating media house’s brands websites. In 2012 she started working as consultant for content and marketing in iCube Solutions.
She was freelance editor in Cactus Communication and worked as Independent Freelancer thru her personal website. Parallel to her stint she worked as Freelance writer in Elance for almost 6 years.
The company received their Series ‘A’ funding recently for $2.5 million from Kalaari Capital. Crowdfire has 10 million users on its fold. Out of which 350,000 users are active and use the app everyday and 3 million active users monthly. Crowdfire claims that there 75% of their daily signups are from mobile.
Codigami has been bootstrapped for 5 years has employee strength of 35 employees till last month.
Crowdfire has app and web interface that allow user to purchase packages starting from $9.99 to $199.99 per month. Premium services allow multiple users to use the same account.
Crowdfire has acquired several small startups such as JustMigrate, 3Crumbs and also backs mobile resume builder app Super.
Codigami has competition from companies like Unfollowers, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck and Buffer which are free and international players in app world. The app can be downloaded from iOS or Android platform.