Pocket Aces raises $3 million in fresh funding from Sequoia Capital, Infosys Founders

Pocket Aces raises $3 million in fresh funding from Sequoia Capital, Infosys FoundersIndia’s digital content creator Pocket Aces raised $3 million from a clutch of global investors led by Sequoia Capital India, North Base Media, TV Mohandas Pai led Aarin Capital, FreeCharge, etc.

Pocket Aces, founded in 2014 by Ashwin Suresh and Anirudh Pandita, aims at creating high quality local content for millennials.

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“With increasing mobile internet penetration, attention minutes have moved to social media and messaging platforms. Pocket Aces aims to be a leader in this new ecosystem. We are laying the foundation for the nascent digital entertainment industry in India and look up to companies like Pixar as benchmarks for creative innovation,” said Suresh.

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Pocket Aces is reaching an audience of over 20 million people on a weekly basis.

The company’s brands - FilterCopy, Dice Media, and Gobble have completed over 180 million organic video views on the back of heavy social sharing and high retention rates.

T.V. Mohandas Pai said, “We are tremendously excited to be working with them to help push for the evolution of content consumption online, and we're looking forward to the many more creative ideas to b e released by the team.”