Phone Warrior funded by Lightspeed Ventures. Phone Warrior is a suite of apps designed to simplify communication across every smartphone in the world. The apps enrich every communication that a person through phone.
The company has developed platform that works on the principles of machine learning and crowd sourcing. Phone Warrior claims 1+Billion global phone directory provides details on caller name, location and other information every time a call is received on smartphone.
Phone Warrior app has received 4.3 rating in Google Playstore environment and the app has seen around 31,250 downloads in Android world. However there are close to 1.75 billion number lookups the app has provided. Phone Warrior has blocked close to 3+ million numbers as spam.
The app provides assistance in searching for people and businesses and outside phone too. Free Caller ID and Caller Info details along with integrated automatic spam text and call blocker. The app claims to be very smart spam detector and pre trained to block spam text messages and calls. The app has been localised and available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Chinese and Russian Languages.
The company was founded in 2012 by Chandan Gupta and Vaibhav Padlikar. Vaibhav moved out of the company and Rohit Raghav joined the company in 2015. Chandan Gupta is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Hansraj College, Delhi University. Chandan has done Master of Computer Applications from University of Mumbai in 2003.
He started his career in 2003 as software engineer in Infosys Technologies Ltd. He worked with Infy for 2 years and moved to Impetus as Senior Software Engineer in 2005. After stint of 3.7 years he was elevated Lead Software Engineer in 2009 in Impetus. In 2007 he founded Rambhai.com, the website is social democratic media website based on the principles of user moderation. He was instrumental in scaling the website from a few hundred hits daily to millions hit a day.
Rambhai.com website was ranked one among top 500 websites in India in 2008 and in terms of unique visitors. In 2011 he founded and owned Visinor Technologies. In 2012 he founded Phone Warrior Inc.
Rohit Raghav is co founder of Phone Warrior Inc. He graduated in Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication in 2001 from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology. He further did post graduation in management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 2010.
He started his career as software engineer in Aricent Technologies in 2001 and moved on to become Technical Lead in 2006. He worked in the company till 2009. He joined Wipro Technologies in 2010 and moved to Accenture as Manager, Growth and Strategy in December 2010. He worked with the company till May 2014 and in January 2014 he co founded realizing.in, a platform that’s focused at delivering delighting property decisions for today’s tech savvy consumers through interactive, personalized and analytics driver service experiences. He joined Chandan in Phone Warrior as co founded in 2015.
In 2013 the company received seed capital of $550 k from Lightspeed Venture Partners that takes total funding raised till to $1 million. The funds will be used for development of technology, marketing and expansion of team.
The company does not have monetization policy as yet. It will be curious to see the plans to generate revenue from advertising and lead generation. However there are several rivals for this app in the market like Truecaller and WhosCall. Almost 600 million number have been registered in their database.