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STARTUP DAILY TV: Media startup Ukufu, the ‘Spotify of reports content material’, is on a speedy rise


Sydney media startup Ukufu, a AI-powered information content material aggregator, is on a speedy rise with greater than 50,000 customers downloading the Android to remain updated with what’s taking place on the earth.

Based by Kevin Garber in 2019, Ukufu (pronounced oo-koo-foo), whose earlier startup was the Twitter administration platform Manageflitter, was impressed by Spotify, the way it simplifies the music and Podcast expertise, to create one thing comparable for information.

“We then took a primary ideas method to create a ‘Spotify for information content material’. Ukufu empowers customers to construct their very own uncluttered newsfeed, thus eradicating the inefficiency of needing to go to a number of vacation spot web sites and apps, Ukufu additionally supplies an alternative choice to utilizing Social Media,with all its distractions, to find information content material,” he stated.

“Ukufu customers construct their very own newsfeed by deciding on the subjects they need to observe, with our AI then caring for the information content material throughout the subjects. The information articles are chosen from almost 1000 pre-qualified sources.” 

‘Ukufu’ is a variation of the Zulu phrase ‘Ukufunda’, which suggests to study, and Garber is on a quick studying curve alongside his customers. The enterprise took seed funding from native angel buyers, and now has a worldwide workforce of eight in Australia, Indonesia and Nepal.

“Surpassing 50 000 Android installs of Ukufu is an thrilling milestone for our workforce, customers, and buyers,” he stated.

“This achievement is one other step for us in the direction of the objective of constructing a sustainable enterprise round our product. Content material stays king on the web, and all nicely executed merchandise that assist to simplify content material for customers, have a shot at success – Ukufu hopefully included.”

A part of the enchantment of Ukufu is content organisation and sharing options.

“Customers can share an article from wherever on the net, and even share a Social Media publish, straight into certainly one of their Ukufu folders for later reference,” Garber stated.

“This solves the issue of accumulating saved social media posts throughout all of the completely different Social Media platforms – a irritating state of affairs when you’re looking for that helpful saved social media publish from a couple of weeks again!”

Garber is now turning his consideration to launching a premium model in addition to a B2B customisable one, in addition to specializing in Ukufu’s relationships with publishers.

“We hope to contribute positively to the continuing reinvention of the normal media business by providing media organisations entry to new markets, in addition to offering alternatives for them to monetize their content material in novel methods,” he stated. 

Ukufu is obtainable for iOS, Android and internet at Ukufu.com.

Startup Day by day editor Simon Thomsen spoke to Ukufu founder Kevin Garber on the Startup Day by day present concerning the roll out.

Click on on the hyperlink beneath to listen to the interview.

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