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  • Sanskrit school in Melukote crowdfunds for survival

    April 23, 2019 IST | | Deccan Herald

    Varun Seth, CEO, Ketto said, “Promotion and preservation of ancient Indian languages is of great importance and need of the hour. It feels great that our platform was able to harness the power of technology to raise funds for this school which was on the brink of shutting down.” Read More

  • Crowdfunding is right way to pay for Poll Campaigns

    April 21, 2019 IST | | Mint

    Crowdfunding for social causes is a popular practice in India with platform like Ketto running campaigns for medical emergencies and for individuals to fund their studies. Read More

  • Philanthropy in India is growing: Fact or fiction?

    April 21, 2019 IST | | India CSR

    In India there are almost no organisations, other than voluntary initiatives like DaanUtsav, that serve as market-makers for people to give. While organisations like GiveIndia and crowdfunding platforms like Ketto, Smallchange.ngo, and Milaap seek to ‘tap’ the market, they don’t have the wherewithal to ‘grow’ the market. Read More

  • Crowdfunding 'Our Democracy': How this Delhi startup wants to revolutionise Indian elections

    APRIL 21, 2019 IST | | Your Story

    Until this January, Bilal and Anand were reliant upon Ketto, a third-party crowdfunding platform to raise money for the campaigns. The company is co-founded by Indian film actor Kunal Kapoor. Read More

  • Brief Review of Ketto – The Best Crowdfunding Platform in India

    April 19, 2019 IST | | The Indian Wire

    Ketto, Asia’s largest crowdfunding platform, began a revolution in India’s online fundraising ecosystem. Ketto’s intervention in fuelling a wide variety of sustainable causes, right from fundraising for start-ups to fundraising for medical purposes, the platform has been able to weave a story of disruption. The outstanding reviews of the platform across various media outlets speak the volume of the success of its campaigns. The idea of Ketto was brainstormed at a TED conference, which grew on to Read More

  • This 4-year-old boy is battling a rare form of cancer and needs your help

    April 17, 2019 IST | | The News Minute

    Doctors have advised that proton therapy needs to be done, and the cost of this treatment is around Rs 20 to 25 lakh. The fundraiser is live on ketto.org and those who wish to donate can click here. Read More

  • Jallianwala Bagh Centenary: A video series revisits the tragedy through personal accounts of families in Amritsar

    APRIL 15, 2019 IST | | First Post

    Beneath the Ink, a blog on literature and history is set to feature as part of its segment, Lost Stories, personal accounts of the impact of the massacre as told by the people of Amritsar. Ashmita Dutta, who helms this project along with Sanat Pandit, points out, “the people of Amritsar are the ones who are telling the story, we are just compiling it.” Set to be nearly a month-long crowd funded series, the project is also an attempt to shed light on histories that were pushed into the backgroun Read More

  • Help promising students from humble backgrounds become lawyers: Contribute to IDIA

    April 19 2019 IST | | Barand Bench

    The IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education) Charitable Trust is in need of funds to help its trainees access quality legal education. Donations can be made via this Ketto link- https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/lawyers or via direct Bank Transfer Read More

  • "மகனுக்காக பாத்திரம் கழுவுறேன், குப்பை பொறுக்குறேன்!"

    APRIL 11, 2019 IST | | Vikatan

    சரண் முழுமையாக குணமடைந்து வீடு திரும்ப பிரார்த்திப்போம். நம்மால் ஆன பண உதவியைச் செய்து அவனது தாய் விசாலாவின் பெரும் சுமையை சிறிதேனும் இறக்கிவைப்போம். சரணின் மருத்துவத் தேவைக்கு உதவிட https://www.ketto.org/stories/helpcharan? Read More

  • மகள் உயிரைக் காப்பாற்றத் துடிக்கும் தாய்! #SaveSrijani

    APRIL 11, 2019 IST | | Vikatan

    போராடி வரும் அவர்களின் மகளுக்கு நம்மால் முடிந்த உதவியை நிதி திரட்டும் இணையதளமான 'KETTO' -வுடன் இணைந்து செய்வோம். முடிந்தவரை இச்செய்தியை ஷேர் செய்து பல உதவிகரங்களையும் உதவிக்கு அழைக்கலாம். ஸ்ரீஜனிக்கு உதவ நினைத்தால் இந்த Read More

  • Ketto partners with Amazon India to launch crowd funding initiative for sellers

    April 11, 2019 IST | | India Education Diary

    Introduces a first-of-a-kind program- ‘Amazon Wings’ to enable Amazon India Sellers to launch fundraisers on a dedicated microsite hosted by Ketto Amazon India today announced its partnership with Ketto, a well renowned crowdfunding platform to launch‘Amazon Wings’ for its sellers. Read More

  • Amazon India partners with Ketto to enable sellers with crowdfunding

    APRIL 11, 2019 IST | | The Policy Times

    Ketto is a platform which is co-founded by a Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor and a businessman Varun Sheth. The platform is normal crowdfunding platforms used to raise funds from a crowd which will help people get a move on. The platform charges a commission of 5% on average and came into limelight when a lot of regional moviemakers used the platform to raise funds to tell their stories. Since this, many filmmakers use such platforms to do the same. Read More

  • കൗഡ്ഫിങ്: ആമേസാൺഇയും േകോയും സഹകരണിന്

    April 10, 2019 IST | | Manorama Online

    പമുഖ കൗിങ് ാേ്ഫാമായ േകോയുമായി സഹകരി് 'ആമേസാൺവിം്' അവതരിിു. ആമേസാണിെല െസർമാരായ െചറുകിട ബിസിനസുകാർും സംരംഭകർുംആമേസാൺവിം് വഴിഅവരുെട ബിസിനിന്െറ വിപുലീകരണിനാവശമായ സാിക സമാഹരണിനും ഉൽപ വികസനിനും മുമായി പചാരണൾ സംഘടിിാം Read More

  • ബിസിനസ് വിപുലീകരിക്കാന്‍ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നവര്‍ക്ക് 'ഹാപ്പി ന്യൂസു'മായി ആമസോണ്‍- കേറ്റോ പദ്ധതി

    April 10, 2019 IST | | Asianet News

    തിരുവനന്തപുരം: പ്രമുഖ ക്രൗഡ്ഫണ്ടിംഗ് പ്ലാറ്റ്ഫോമായ കേറ്റോയുമായി സഹകരിച്ച് 'ആമസോൺ വിംഗ്സ്' അവതരിപ്പിച്ച് ആമസോൺ ഇന്ത്യ. ആമസോണിലെ സെല്ലർമാരായ ചെറുകിട ബിസിനസുകാർക്കും, സംരംഭകർക്കും ആമസോൺ വിംഗ്സ് വഴി അവരുടെ ബിസിനസ്സിന്റെ വിപുലീകരണത്തിനാവശ്യമായ സാമ്പത്തിക സമാഹരണത്തിനും, ഉൽപ്പന്ന വികസനത്തിനും മറ്റുമായി പ്രചാരണങ്ങൾ സംഘടിപ്പിക്കാന്‍ കഴിയും. Read More

  • ബിസിനസ് രം​ഗത്തുള്ളവർക്ക് സന്തോഷവാർത്തയുമായി ഇതാ ആമസോൺ വിം​ഗ്സ്

    April 11, 2019 IST | | Rashtrabhoomi

    ഇതാ എത്തുന്നു ആമസോൺ വിം​ഗ്സ്. പ്രമുഖ ക്രൗഡ്ഫണ്ടിംഗ് പ്ലാറ്റ്ഫോമായ കേറ്റോയുമായി സഹകരിച്ച് ‘ആമസോൺ വിംഗ്സ്’ അവതരിപ്പിച്ച് ആമസോൺ ഇന്ത്യ. ആമസോണിലെ സെല്ലർമാരായ ചെറുകിട ബിസിനസുകാർക്കും, സംരംഭകർക്കും ആമസോൺ വിംഗ്സ് വഴി അവരുടെ ബിസിനസ്സിന്റെ വിപുലീകരണത്തിനാവശ്യമായ സാമ്പത്തിക സമാഹരണത്തിനും, ഉൽപ്പന്ന വികസനത്തിനും മറ്റുമായി പ്രചാരണങ്ങൾ സംഘടിപ്പിക്കാന്‍ കഴിയും. Read More

  • Y Combinator-Backed Cashfree Raises $5.5 Mn In Series A Round

    April 09, 2019 IST | | Inc 42

    Currently, it counts companies such as Xiaomi, Tencent, Zomato, Cred, Club Factory, ExxonMobil, Google-backed Dunzo, donation platform like Ketto Read More

  • Payment gateway Cashfree raises $5.5 Mn Series A round

    April 09, 2019 IST | | Entrackr

    The four-year-old startup counts Xiaomi, Tencent, Delhivery, Zomato, Dunzo, Cred, Club Factory, ExxonMobil, donation platforms like Ketto Read More

  • South Korean VC firm leads Series A round in payments gateway firm Cashfree

    April 09, 2019 IST | | V C Circle

    It is used by more than 12,000 businesses for vendor payouts, wage payouts, bulk refunds, expense reimbursements, loyalty and rewards. It counts Xiaomi, Tencent, Delhivery, Zomato, Cred, Club Factory, ExxonMobil, donation platforms like Ketto Read More

  • Cashfree raises $5.5 million in series A funding led by Korean fund Smilegate Investment

    April 10, 2019 IST | | Tech Observer

    Cashfree is used by more than 12000 businesses for vendor payouts, wage payouts, bulk refunds, expense reimbursements, loyalty & rewards. It counts Xiaomi, Tencent, Delhivery, Zomato, Cred, Club Factory, ExxonMobil, donation platforms like Ketto Read More

  • Feel it, say it: Creating a safe space in Bengaluru

    April 08, 2019 IST | | The New Indian Express

    Chockalingam is raising funds on a crowdfunding platform Ketto.org to cover the expenses of the production. He hopes to raise Rs 35,000 as he says the event is not ticketed. “I am looking for funds to cover logistics such as the projector at the studio and travel expenses for the theatre artistes from Delhi,” he says. The platform has already raised over Rs 9,500. Read More

  • Amazon Wings Dega Aarthik Sahara

    April 06, 2019 IST | | Business Standard Hindi

    Amazon India on Friday launched a new initiative called ‘Amazon Wings’ to help its sellers raise funds through the crowdfunding platform Ketto. Read More

  • Ketto Che Amazon Sobat Bhagidaari

    April 06, 2019 IST | | Punya Nagri

    Introduces a first-of-a-kind program- ‘Amazon Wings’ to enable Amazon India Sellers to launch fundraisers on a dedicated microsite hosted by Ketto Read More

  • Amazon launches India-first seller funding programme

    APRIL 06, 2019 IST | | Business Standard

    Amazon India announced the launch of its seller funding programme - Amazon Wings in partnership with Ketto, a crowdfunding platform. Read More

  • A new seller-funding programme named Amazon Wings was launched by Amazon India

    April 07, 2019 IST | | Freshers Live

    A new seller-funding programme named ‘Amazon Wings’ launched by Amazon India to help the small businesses and entrepreneurs to raise funds through the crowd funding platform. Amazon India sellers can use the Ketto’s platform for a subsidized fee which is around 50 percent to initiate fundraisers. Read More

  • Amazon India announces partnership with Ketto - Kunal Kapoor

    April 07, 2019 IST | | Pro Kerala

    ctor Kunal Kapoor during a programme where Amazon India announced its partnership with Ketto, in Mumbai on April 5, 2019. Read More

  • Amazon India Partners With Crowdfunding Platform Ketto To Support Online Sellers

    April 07, 2019 IST | | UPH India

    Amazon India and Ketto launch a programme to support online sellers Online sellers can raise small ticket funds beginning from INR 50K at a subsidized fee Read More

  • Amazon India launches seller-funding programme for small businesses

    April 06, 2019 IST | | Telecom Live

    Amazon India on Friday announced the launch of its seller-funding programme–Amazon Wings–in partnership with Ketto, a crowd-funding platform. Through this India first initiative, Amazon looks at enabling the small businesses and entrepreneurs who are sellers on its platform, raise funds for their business expansion, product development and innovation or community development. Amazon India sellers can use Ketto’s platform for a subsidised fee of around 50 per cent to initiate fundraisers. The e Read More

  • Amazon India partners Ketto to help sellers raise funds

    April 05, 2019 IST | | The Economic Times

    “Crowdfunding can definitely play a pivotal role in helping entrepreneurs, especially businesses that foster either social impact or practical innovation,” said Zaheer Adenwala, CTO at Ketto. Read More

  • Amazon India to give its sellers ‘wings’ through crowdfunding platform Ketto

    April 05, 2019 IST | | The Hindu Business Line

    Amazon India on Friday launched a new initiative called ‘Amazon Wings’ to help its sellers raise funds through the crowdfunding platform Ketto. “We are excited about the Amazon Wings initiative, as it allows us to reach out to a community of verified small businesses with genuine needs towards business expansion and innovation,” Zaheer Adenwala, Co-founder and CTO at Ketto, said. Read More

  • Amazon India collaborates with Ketto for helping sellers raise funds

    APRIL 6, 2019 IST | | Indian Retailer

    Zaheer Adenwala, CTO at Ketto, added, "Crowdfunding can definitely play a pivotal role in helping entrepreneurs, especially businesses that foster either social impact or practical innovation." Read More

  • Amazon India Partners With Crowdfunding Platform Ketto To Support Online Sellers

    April 06, 2019 IST | | Inc 42

    Amazon India and Ketto launch a programme to support online sellers Read More

  • Amazon India launches seller-funding programme for small businesses

    April 08, 2019 IST | | Business Standard

    E-commerce giant ties up with Ketto to enable its sellers arrange small ticket funds through crowd-funding. Read More

  • Ketto partners with Amazon India to launch crowdfunding initiative for sellers

    April 05, 2019 IST | | About Amazon Blog

    Introduces a first-of-a-kind program- ‘Amazon Wings’ to enable Amazon India Sellers to launch fundraisers on a dedicated microsite hosted by Ketto Read More

  • Amazon India launches seller-funding programme for small businesses

    April 06, 2019 IST | | The Prime Time

    Amazon India on Friday announced the launch of its seller-funding programme–Amazon Wings–in partnership with Ketto, a crowd-funding platform. Read More

  • Amazon India Partners With Crowdfunding Platform Ketto To Support Online Sellers

    April 06, 2019 IST | | Daily Hunt

    Amazon India and Ketto launch a programme to support online sellers Online sellers can raise small ticket funds beginning from INR 50K at a subsidized fee Under this initiative, Ketto will be shortlisting and finalising applications Image Credit: Amazon India Twitter Handle Read More

  • Mumbai: Amazon India announces partnership with Ketto – Kunal Kapoor #Gallery

    April 05, 2019 IST | | Social News

    Amazon India Vice President (Seller Services) Gopal Pillai, actor Kunal Kapoor and Ketto Co-founder and CTO Zaheer Adenwala during a programme where Amazon India announced its partnership with Ketto, in Mumbai on April 5, 2019 Read More

  • Amazon India launches seller-funding programme for small businesses

    April 05, 2019 IST | | Smart Investor

    Amazon India on Friday announced the launch of its seller-funding programme--Amazon Wings--in partnership with Ketto, a crowd-funding platform Read More

  • "என் குழந்தைய இழந்துடுவேனோனு பயமா இருக்கும்மா" - பரிதவிக்கும் தாய்!

    April 05, 2019 IST | | Vikatan

    நிதி திரட்டும் இணையதளமான 'Ketto'-வுடன் இணைந்து பர்னாவுக்கு நீங்கள் உதவி செய்ய நினைத்தால் இந்த லிங்கிற்குச் https://www.ketto.org/stories/helpbarna?utm_campaign=helpbarna&utm_medium=position_1&utm_source=external_vikatan சென்று உதவலாம். உங்களது சிறு உதவி பர்னாவுக்கு கிடைக்கும் பேருதவி! பர்னாவை மீட்க தானம் செய்வோம்... மற்றவர்களையும் தானம் செய்ய அழைப்போம். Read More

  • Bare Necessities on a Zero-Waste Journey | Ketto Funded | Shero @ Allabtyou

    April 05, 2019 IST | | All Abt You

    The world is not a plastic-free or a waste-free place and we know it; what matters is what we do about it to make it better. Sahar Mansoor, the founder of the home care and personal care brand, Bare Necessities has raised the expected amount via Ketto’s crowd funding to support the cause in her zero-waste journey. Read More

  • The generous crowd

    March 29, 2019 IST | | The Hindu Business Line

    “With social media shrinking our world, today we are more comfortable giving even to strangers, rather than restricting ourselves to local charitable or religious organisations, or our domestic helps, office boys and drivers,” says Varun Sheth, founder of Ketto, which has raised over ₹300 crore in donations since 2012. Read More

  • Dil ka raja of the departure

    March 25, 2019 IST | | Prajavani

    This is the story of three decades ago. The 16-year-old Rowdy, a resident of Vaniyambadi area in Tamil Nadu, Mother Mangal Sutra, stabbed by silk sarees, was thrown out of her house after falling into a tangle Read More

  • 'Auto Raja’ crowd-sourcing funds for water at home for destitutes

    March 26, 2019 IST | | The Economic Times

    Raja says the facility, Home of Hope, runs on donations. “I am a beggar and I am proud to beg so the poor need not beg,” is his motto. He has started a campaign on crowdsourcing platform Ketto to raise Rs 5 lakh. The money, he says, is to provide water to the inmates. “I am fighting a water crisis. I have almost finished construction of a new building which will house 300 people. With this money, I can have two bore-wells dug,” he says. The borewells will help reduce the water bill — the previou Read More

  • Anthill Ventures Opens Its $100 Mn Fund For Israeli Startups

    25 Mar'19 IST | | Inc 42

    Some popular startups Anthill Ventures has invested include Bengaluru-based coworking space provider 91springboard, Mumbai-based crowdfunding startup Ketto, Indonesia-based short-term home rental marketplace Travellio, New York-based bot prevention solution provider SheildSquare. Read More

  • Kaff Zanzira – Upliftment of Women Prisoners- Ketto funded, Social Stories, AllAbtYou

    March 27, 2019 IST | | All Abt You

    Active discussions on crime and social justice were initiated to spread awareness about their plight. The program has facilitated the re-entry of inmates to society and highlights the need for their inclusion by appealing to community conscience. It has given them a second chance by involving them in noble jobs of taking care of the earth and ensuring that environment sustainability becomes a reality. It has helped them find peace and come out as strong individuals ready to take on the world. Re Read More

  • Special Olympics 2019: Cyclist Abhishek Gogoi bounces back from accident to clinch silver

    March 20, 2019 IST | | India Today

    A loyal supporter though started a crowdfunding campaign to get Abhishek his own cycle and some basic equipment. The crowdfunding took time but Abhishek now owns a cycle and a few equipment - all of which has helped him train even harder. Read More

  • Kashmir girl seeks sponsors to pursue Everest ambition

    March 20, 2019 IST | | Outdoor Lifeway

    However, when sorting out that mounting Everest was a fashionable affair, she started trying to find sponsors. And once she did not notice any, she recently started a web crowdfunding campaign on social media. Read More

  • World Poetry Day: 10 viral poems on social stigmas you ought to know

    March 21, 2019 IST | | The Free Press Journal

    This poem on Sex Slavery can make you cringe Kunal Kapoor’s slam poem on sex slavery or human trafficking hits all the right notes by being the voice of women who are unheard in the society we live in. Read More

  • Eye on Mount Everest, Kashmir girl starts online crowd funding

    March 18, 2019 IST | | Muckrack

    Trained mountaineer Nahida intends to generate funds for her expedition to world’s highest peak Read More

  • First Kashmiri To Scale The Highest Peak Of The World

    March 17, 2019 IST | | Lopscoop

    Her family had been the greatest support system in her dream of mountaineering. Her sister says if there is something more than being proud that is what she feels of her sister. For fulfilling her dreams she has urged for moral and monetary support from the people of Kashmir as well as outside the Kashmir. Read More

  • Kashmir girl seeks sponsors to pursue Everest ambition

    March 19, 2019 IST | | Street Times

    However, after finding out that climbing Mount Everest was an expensive affair, she started looking for sponsors. And when she failed to find any, she recently started an online crowdfunding campaign on the social media. Read More

  • माउंट एवरे ट फतह करना चाहती हक मीर की नािहदा, सरकार साथ नहींतो खुद जुटा रहींपैस

    March 20, 2019 IST | | Jansatta

    नािहदा नेबताया िक उोनें www.ketto.org वेबसाइट के जरए ऑनलाइन फं िडंग कर पैसा जुटानेका फैसला िलया है। नािहदा अपनेअास मकोई कमी नहींरखती ह। वह रोजाना करीब 6 िकलोमीटर दौड़ती ह।उनका पूरा ान पहाड़ चढ़नेपर है। वह पूरा अास कर रही हैतािक वह पहाड़ सही सेचढ़ पाएं। Read More

  • Mission Everest

    March 17, 2019 IST | | The Kashmir Monitor

    Nahida Manzoor, a young mountaineer from Srinagar, is now preparing to scale the world’s highest peak. She has been climbing small hills since her childhood days and enjoys going on long treks.Nahida Manzoor is a trained mountaineer and has completed all mountaineering courses.She has so far scaled Mount Deo Tibba-Manali and Friendship Peak of Himachal Pradesh . In Kashmir she has scaled Mount Mahadev and Mount Tatakooti. But lack of money for climb the summit is making here journey full of hur Read More

  • Nahida Manzoor: A Woman With A Dream To Scale Mount Everest

    March 17, 2019 IST | | ABP News

    Meet Nahida Manzoor - An incredibly spirited female mountaineer from Kashmir who dreams to scale Mount Everest. You can contribute here, to help her in making her dream come true - https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/moun... Read More

  • जम्मू-कश्मीर में सपना साकार करने चंदा जुटाने पर मजबूर हुई पर्वतारोही

    March 18, 2019 IST | | Amar Ujala

    नाहीदा के अनुसार मेरे इस कदम के उठाने के बाद टीसीआई नामक की एक प्राइवेट कंपनी ने 7.5 लाख स्पांसर करने का आश्वासन दिया है। एक और कंपनी ने मदद की इच्छा जताई है, लेकिन मेरा सपना पूरा होने के लिए करीब 30 लाख रुपये का खर्च है। उम्मीद है कि पैसा जमा हो पाए और एक अप्रैल को काठमांडू से शुरू होने वाले समिट का वो हिस्सा बन पाए। उसने बताया कि अगर वो उस ग्रुप का हिस्सा बन पाती है तो वो कुछ ऐसे भारतीय लोगों में से एक होगी जो नेपाल के दक्षिणी साइड से समिट पर जाएगी, जिसमें करीब 50 दिन का समय लगेगा। Read More

  • Mount Everest Kashmiri girl Nahida starts online crowd funding

    March 16, 2019 IST | | India Today

    Kashmiri girl Nahida loves mountaineering and has scaled several peaks. Now, she is dreaming of reaching the summit of Mt Everest. Her family can’t afford the cost of Everest expedition so she has decided to crowdfund her dream Read More

  • Kashmir girl seeks sponsors to pursue Everest ambition - Nahida starts crowdfunding campaign on social media

    March 18, 2019 IST | | The Tribune

    However, after finding out that climbing Mount Everest was an expensive affair, she started looking for sponsors. And when she failed to find any, she recently started an online crowdfunding campaign on the social media. Her campaign has generated a lot of buzz and even as a couple of sponsors have come forward, Nahida is doubtful if she is going to be the first woman from the Valley to conquer the world’s highest peak. Read More

  • Jammu & Kashmir: Female mountaineer forced to ask donation to fulfil her Mt. Everest dream

    March 19, 2019 IST | | DNA

    Kashmir's daughter Nahida Manzoor's only desire is to climb world's highest mountain, Mount Everest and to fulfill her passion, she has started a online crowd funding campaign to achieve her dream. She is doing it through the website www.ketto.org. She looks forward to scaling Everest during 2019 season and April 15 is her deadline to generate around Rs 30 lakh needed for the summit. Nahida is in touch with Transit Adventurers for undertaking the expedition. Read More

  • IIT-Madras hyperloop team launches campaign to raise funds

    March 14, 2019 IST | | The Times of India

    The team, which has estimated its project to cost Rs 1.2 crore, has started the campaign on the Ketto platform, https://www.ketto.org/avishkar, to raise funds. Read More

  • The only Asian Team qualified for the Hyperloop International Competition initiated a Crowdfunding

    March 14, 2019 IST | | Indian News and Times

    Team Avishkar Hyperloop, IIT Madras, Developing India's first ever Self-propelled Completely Autonomous Hyperloop Pod is raising funds on Ketto platform for their Project Read More

  • Khabar Lahariya, the all Women Local Newspaper in UP and Bihar, Ketto-Funded – Shero by AllAbtYou

    March 14, 2019 IST | | All Abt You

    The most remarkable happenings take place in the unlikeliest of places. The districts of Chitrakood, Banda, Mahoba, Varanasi and Faizabad districts of Uttar Pradesh and Sitamarhi district of Bihar are proud to boast an all-women team of journalists. The newspaper is called Khabar Lahariya which translates to ‘news waves’. The venture was initiated by Nirantar, a Center for Gender and Education in 2002 and the readership number has increased considerably to 80, 000 ever since its first run. It ha Read More

  • Eye on Mount Everest, Kashmir girl starts online crowd funding

    March 14, 2019 IST | | Greater Kashmir

    With an eye on scaling World’s highest peak Mount Everest, the young trained female mountaineer of Kashmir Nahida Manzoor has started online crowd funding campaign to achieve her dream. She is doing it through the website www.ketto.org. She looks forward to scaling Everest during 2019 season and April 15 is her deadline to generate around Rs 30 lakh needed for the summit. Nahida is in touch with Transit Adventurers for undertaking the expedition. Read More

  • Sunny Leone Initiates Crowdfunding to Empower Acid Attack Survivors

    March 14, 2019 IST | | sNEWSi

    Sunny Leone needs help to empower acid attack survivors. Speaking during the launch of the crowdfunding page on Ketto, Leone said, “Each and every survivor deserves a better chance at life. No dream is too big and no pain is too little.” Appended below is an appeal from her: Read More

  • Sunny Leone Initiates Crowdfunding to Empower Acid Attack Survivors

    March 14, 2019 IST | | India West

    Sunny Leone needs help to empower acid attack survivors. Speaking during the launch of the crowdfunding page on Ketto, Leone said, “Each and every survivor deserves a better chance at life. No dream is too big and no pain is too little.” Appended below is an appeal from her: Read More

  • Arjun's Avatar Noble

    March 11, 2019 IST | | HT Cafe

    According to Arjun, the entire procedure (stem cell transplantation) will cost almost 25 lakhs and another 3-4 lakhs will be needed post chemotherapy. "And he needs to undergo the procedure on an urgent basis. Financially, I'm going to make sure that he gets absolutely fine. The organisation has already generated a loan of Rs. 5 lakh before i joined in. I have already started doing my bit to match the finances but it always helps if more people come out and support the cause as it's a child's li Read More

  • She went Bald to Challenge Stereotypes

    March 11, 2019 IST | | D T Next

    Initially, her friends and family opposed the idea of her going bald and suggested that she plan a fund where everyone can monetarily pitch in and gather help. Moreover, being married to a north Indian there was a stigma and social connotation associated with a woman shaving her head. “People around me told me to raise money where everyone can contribute. But I was mentally prepared to shave my head. I got in touch with Chennai-based Cancare Foundation, that is associated with underprivileged ca Read More

  • Mumbai's heart beats for kid with ailing liver; collects Rs 16.5 lakh overnight

    March 08, 2019 IST | | Mid Day

    Asked if people still can donate for Mayank, the portal spokesperson replied in the negative, stating, "Since we have already collected more than the required funds, the page will be paused for any further donations." Another crowd-funding portal, Ketto, collected R15,175 contributed by eight donors, which will be given to the parents soon. "This is one of the most amazing examples of how the community nowadays steps up to help families with financial problems," said Varun Sheth, CEO Ketto. Read More

  • More than Rs.1 lakh raised for Children’s home in Dimapur by a woman from Delhi

    March 08, 2019 IST | | North East Today.

    This is a story of Shweta Kanvinde Rana, a woman from New Delhi who took up the responsibility to raise funds through a campaign on Ketto for the Children’s Home run by the couple. Shweta was born and brought up in Mumbai. God blessed her with a privileged upbringing. But it did not undermine her values. As she said, “The privilege was something which was a blessing from God, never to be taken for granted, but to be shared with others who needed it”. Read More

  • Bhakti Sharma: Turning the tide

    March 06, 2019 IST | | Forbes India

    Until her Gibraltar expedition, her family took care of the expenses and logistics. “I am their investment,” says Sharma, who loves travelling to new places. She found partial sponsorship from Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, for her Antarctica swim, apart from relying on crowdfunding. Read More

  • LetsVenture leads seed investment in online charity platform Donatekart

    March 05, 2019 IST | | VC Circle

    Testbook, DailyNinja, Wishberry, Engrave, MyUpchar, Amigobulls, Ketto, and PosterGully are some of the companies that have raised investment through the platform. Read More

  • How to crowdfund 101

    February 28, 2019 IST | | The New Indian Express

    Set up a crowdfunding page. Ketto, Wishberry and lot of Indian startups provide you this opportunity. If you are an NRI, you may even explore Kickstarter, Indiegogo etc. Read More

  • Baby Eliza successfully undergoes life-saving operation

    February 23, 2019 IST | | Midday

    On the crowd-funding portal Ketto, as many as 60 Good Samaritans donated over Rs 96,000. Varun Sheth, CEO and co-founder of Ketto said, "We read this heart-wrenching story and immediately decided to start a campaign for baby Eliza. The outpouring of support from so many people has overwhelmed us. A total of 60 donors came forward and raised Rs 97,248 on our platform within 24 hours." Read More

  • How crowdfunding platforms in India are using AI, blockchain to help people raise money for medical procedures

    February 20, 2019 IST | | Your Story

    Varun Sheth, Founder of online crowdfunding platform Ketto, says,“Crowdfunding in India has grown over the decade because more people have access to the internet, with the digital connectivity enabling them to make payments easily online. Read More

  • Amitabh, Lata, SRK, condemn 'barbaric' Pulwama attack

    February 15, 2019 IST | | Tribune India

    Kunal Kapoor: My heartfelt appeal to people, to come forward and support Ketto (a fund-raising organisation) for their campaign to rehabilitate the families of CRPF martyrs. India, lets stand up for those who gave their lives for our safety. Jai Hind Read More

  • Amitabh, Lata Mangeshkar, SRK condemn 'barbaric' Pulwama attack

    February 15, 2019 IST | | Business Standard

    My heartfelt appeal to people, to come forward and support Ketto (a fund-raising organisation) for their campaign to rehabilitate the families of CRPF martyrs. India, lets stand up for those who gave their lives for our safety. Jai Hind. Read More

  • Pakistan you need to stop this’: How Bollywood reacted to the Pulwama terror attack

    February 15, 2019 IST | | DP Post

    My heartfelt appeal to people, to come forward & support @ketto for their campaign to rehabilitate the families of @crpfindia martyrs. India, lets stand up for those who gave their lives for our safety. Jai Hind Read More

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan & Celebs Condemn ‘Barbaric’ Pulwama Attack

    February 15, 2019 IST | | KoiMoi

    Kunal Kapoor: My heartfelt appeal to people, to come forward and support Ketto (a fund-raising organisation) for their campaign to rehabilitate the families of CRPF martyrs. India, lets stand up for those who gave their lives for our safety. Jai Hind. Read More

  • Amazon Director Meghna Apparao On #BaldForACause, Gender Balance

    February 21, 2019 IST | | She The People

    I decided to not only shave my head, but also figure out a way to support underprivileged cancer patients. So I connected with the Chennai-based Cancare Foundation, that is associated with underprivileged cancer patients. I started #cashnothair and used Ketto India’s socially funding platform for crowdfunding. Read More

  • Decolonising The Frame: India’s First International Indigenous Film Festival

    February 21, 2019 IST | | News Click

    “We noticed that while people tend to donate towards things that highlight the victimhood of people, very few responded to our crowdfund appeal on Ketto Read More

  • Kim Kumari of New Jersey crowned Miss India USA 2019, Vidhi Dave wins Mrs. India USA, and Esha Chandra Kode is Miss Teen India USA

    February 19, 2019 IST | | News India Times

    The IFC partnered with Ketto, a non-governmental organization based in Mumbai, and started by Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor and Varun Sheth, to raise funds for PURNATA, an initiative which works to stop human trafficking. More than $8000 was raised with the help of all Mrs. contestants with Mrs. Nikita Shah from Florida raising the maximum amount. Shah was awarded the Mrs. Philanthropist prize. Read More

  • Ketto Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Families of CRPF Personnel Martyred in Pulwama Attack

    February 18, 2019 IST | | The Silicon Review

    Varun Sheth, CEO and co-founder of Ketto while speaking to The Silicon Review said: “Our deepest condolences to all the CRPF martyrs who lost their lives in the terror attack. Although no amount of money can bring back our brave hearts, in this tragic moment, we wish to stand by their families and wish to offer our crowdfunding platform to raise money, as much as we can. We will waive off all fees attached to this cause. We further wish to state that we are ready to share our technology and the Read More

  • Pulwama terror attack: Here’s how you can help the families of the CRPF martyrs

    February 18, 2019 IST | | Your Story

    Ketto and the Rotary Club of Bombay Bay View have come together to raise funds for families of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel with a campaign titled, 'Lets Salute and Support 40 CRPF Brave heart’s Families of Pulwama Terror Attack'. All funds raised from this campaign will be donated to the families of the CRPF personnel martyred in the terror attack in Pulwama, Kashmir. The raised funds will go to the CRPF via BharatkeVeer Corpus Fund and Ketto has waived off its fee for this cam Read More

  • Bollywood stars condemn Pulwama terror strike, call it cowardly act

    February 16, 2019 IST | | The Free Press Journal

    Kunal Kapoor: My heartfelt appeal to people, to come forward and support Ketto (a fund-raising organisation) for their campaign to rehabilitate the families of CRPF martyrs. India, lets stand up for those who gave their lives for our safety. Jai Hind. Read More

  • Cashfree Launches Virtual UPI IDs

    February 13, 2018 IST | | Business Wire India

    Bengaluru based payments technology company, Cashfree has launched Virtual UPI IDs, for automated reconciliations of UPI transfers for businesses. Cashfree is the first payment technology company to launch this innovative feature for UPI Payments. Leading online platform Ketto is already using virtual accounts for easy collection and reconciliation. Read More

  • India Comes Together To Support Families Of Pulwama Martyrs Proving Nothing Can Break Our Spirit

    February 15, 2019 IST | | MensXP

    Actor Kunal Kapoor too posted on social media about his campaign 'Ketto', urging people to come forward and support the martyrs' kin. Read More

  • Touch and go: How the sport of Touch Rugby is struggling to find its feet

    February 14, 2019 IST | | SportsWallah

    The India Under-20 touch rugby team last year went to Youth World Cup in Malaysia, and fought well with other teams but ended up losing all the 10 matches in the tournament. The journey though was not an easy one as it was difficult to arrange funds as 90 percent of the players belong to low-class families. The federation then decided to arrange fund through crowdfunding platform, Ketto for the team’s participation. Read More

  • Safeguard Your Business! 3 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Do to Protect Their Company

    February 12, 2019 IST | | Entrepreneur India

    "For Cyberattack, we use the web application firewall called Indusface as it offers best website security which ensures that our online business is protected from 'malware' and hackers. Risk calculation for transactions, to prevent online fraud and block high-risk transactions we use Maxmind; it also cut chargebacks, and reduce manual review. For beneficiary (verifying an individual’s identity) verification we use Aadhar System API’s and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure we use for securing our Read More

  • A teenager whose sensitivity towards societal issues led her to start an initiative, in collaboration with a bakery, that supplies breads at various locations in the city to feed the hungry

    February 07, 2019 IST | | The Patriot

    With the help of crowdfunding platforms like Ketto, I have been able to collect approximately Rs. 40,000. The target is to raise Rs. 2 lakhs. Read More

  • This class 10 student is tackling food wastage by helping unwanted food reach hungry mouths

    February 11, 2019 IST | | India Today

    Since the Double Roti project was started only recently, currently she only takes surplus bread and cakes from bakeries. But Taira plans on developing her food collection and delivery system further in future once she gets funds. She is working on the same by setting up a page for donations on the crowdfunding website Ketto. She notes that the big, fat, expensive weddings in India area big source of food wastage. Read More

  • Wadia hospital gets Rs 10 lakh in 24 hours for Baby Tiger's treatment

    February 07, 2019 IST | | Mid Day

    According to doctors, Tiger's health has been rapidly improving following the surgery. After bills towards his treatment started rising, the hospital had decided to opt for crowd-funding and roped in crowd-funding organisation Ketto. Within hours of the appeal, the site was flooded with funds from 674 donors, reaching Rs 10.39 lakh within 24 hours. Zaheer Adenwala, co-founder, Ketto, said, "We started the fund-raising activity on Tuesday night, and within 24 hours we reached the target. We are v Read More

  • Shraddha Kapoor Fulfills 13-Year-Old Patient’s Wish to Meet Her

    Feb 2, 2019 IST | | India West

    Ketto tweeted about 13-year-old Sumayya fighting the third stage of tuberculosis, who mentioned that her only wish was to meet her favorite actress, Shraddha Kapoor. Ketto, Asia’s most visited crowd-funding platform, reached out to the actress via a tweet on Jan. 25. Read More

  • Bowls of kindness for stray animals

    February 04, 2019 IST | | The Hans India

    They started setting up water bowls for the thirsty animals in the city, bypooling their own money. At present, they are raising funds through crowdfunding sites.Molletisaid the vision of the project is to ensure that every stray animal gets safe drinking water around the clock, throughout the year. His team conducting various awareness activities about the importance of providing water for animals and making thought-provoking short films and screening it in various schools and colleges to inspi Read More

  • MicroTale by Medhaa (@medziz_zz_talks ) with Ketto (@kettoindia ) and The Wishing Factory (@thewishingfactory) |

    February 04, 2019 IST | | The Scribbled Stories - Just Dail

    With Ketto and The Wishing Factory, we’re raising funds for Blood Cancer & Thalassemia patients and making some wishes come true. Turn a dream into reality by donating and sharing with your friends, donate here: www.ketto.org/thescribbledstories Read More

  • Topic of Cancer

    February 04, 2019 IST | | The Voice Of Fashion

    If you are in the mood, support the #It’sOnlyHair campaign initiated by Ketto, one of India’s largest crowdfunders for cancer treatment (they raised ₹9 crore and successfully funded the treatment of 456 cancer patients without the burden of paying back in 2018). Shoot yourself cutting an inch of your hair and post it. Varun Sheth, CEO and founder of Ketto says, “While interacting with cancer patients closely, we’ve felt that the change in appearance, of losing hair, make a person diffident and m Read More

  • Shraddha Kapoor goes incognito to meet her 13-year old fan diagnosed with stage 3 TB

    January 30, 2019 IST | | DNA

    After meeting the teen and spending time with her, the actress shared online a picture saying, “I’m so so happy that I was able to go & meet Summaya today. She’s such a precious little angel. Praying for her recovery. @ketto please let me know how I can help with her treatment & all the best with all the work you guys are doing (sic)” Read More

  • This All-woman team aims to create trash-free cities

    February 4, 2019 IST | | Deccan Chronicle

    Have you ever wondered why your surroundings are not plastic free? In an endeavour to let people adopt eco-friendly initiatives, Ms Sahar Mansoor, founder of Home Care and Personal Care brand, Bare Necessities, has raised Rs 10 lakh on the crowd-funding platform Ketto. "We are also in the process of filing for our trademark. We thank Ketto for providing us this platform and opportunity to raise funds and reach more people,” she adds. Read More

  • This All-woman team aims to create trash-free cities

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 10:17am IST | | Deccan Chronicle

    Have you ever wondered why your surroundings are not plastic free? In an endeavour to let people adopt eco-friendly initiatives, Ms Sahar Mansoor, founder of Home Care and Personal Care brand, Bare Necessities, has raised Rs 10 lakh on the crowd-funding platform Ketto. Read More

  • Shraddha Kapoor's sweet gesture for 13-year-old girl will melt your heart!

    January 31, 2019 IST | | The Free Press

    Posting a picture with the fan girl Shraddha wrote, "I’m so so happy that I was able to go & meet Summaya today. She’s such a precious little angel. Praying for her recovery. @ketto please let me know how I can help with her treatment & all the best with all the work you guys are doing ❤" Read More

  • Mumbai: Lilavati Hospital offers liver transplant to Shraddha Kapoor fan fighting tuberculosis

    January 31, 2019 IST | | Mid Day

    An online crowdfunding portal, Ketto, through which the family is trying to raise funds, tweeted it and the actor had replied, saying she would like to meet Summaya. She met her on Tuesday. Speaking to mid-day, an overwhelmed Hussain said, "My daughter is fighting two deadly diseases and we are unable to help due to financial constrains. I sold all our jewellery to raise money for her, but failed to raise such a big amount. If doctors at Lilavati Hospital operate on her, we might be able to brin Read More

  • Shraddha Kapoor's sweet gesture for 13-year-old girl will melt your heart!

    January 31, 2019 IST | | Deccan Chronicle

    Posting a picture with the fan girl Shraddha wrote, "I’m so so happy that I was able to go & meet Summaya today. She’s such a precious little angel. Praying for her recovery. @ketto please let me know how I can help with her treatment & all the best with all the work you guys are doing ❤" Read More