Thursday, April 26, 2018
JetSynthesys and Orkut’s Hello Network Bring ‘Jet Hello’ to India
JetSynthesys, a leading technology and digital innovation company and Hello Network, Inc, founded by Orkut Büyükkökten (the founder of Orkut.com) today announced a Joint Venture - Jet Hello. JetSynthesys and Hello Network have been working closely for the last one year to develop hello an interest based social network for the Indian user.
Under this strategic partnership, JetSynthesys as a hands-on local partner will be responsible for larger business strategy and operations, marketing and monetisation for hello to strengthen its reach in the Indian market, while the hello team will continue developing innovative technologies to bring a world class platform. hello will also provide JetSynthesys access to the global talent pool, experience in social networking from Orkut himself. JetSynthesys will also leverage its existing products, network of influencers as well as pool of celebrities to derive synergistic value for Jet-Hello. The Jet Hello team will work from The Garage, run by Jet Labs - JetSynthesys’s strategic accelerator, a 200 seater San Francisco style co-working space in Parel, Mumbai.
Speaking about the partnership, Rajan Navani, Managing Director and CEO, JetSynthesys Pvt. Ltd. said, “With a deep understanding of the Indian digital consumer, we are delighted to bring Orkut’s latest venture -Hello Network to India. Jet Hello is our combined endeavour to drive real connections and meaningful conversations between connections. Combining the strengths of both players, Jet Hello aims to provide users with a fresh interest based social networking experience. With expertise in the Indian market coupled with strong operational experience in bringing mobile Apps to India, we believe we are well matched to strengthen Jet Hello’s presence in the Indian market.”
Commenting on its partnership with JetSynthesys, Orkut Büyükkökten said, “We are thrilled to partner with JetSynthesys as we believe both organizations share the same passion, ideology and goals. Making a social network for India which is driven by communities and enables connections of like-minded people, in real life as well, is our focus. We are committed to enhancing the social network experience of every Indian user & I’m delighted to say hello to India, once again!"
Launched in 2016, hello has received tremendous response across geographies including Brazil with over 1M downloads, with active users spending over 320 minutes each month on the app. Post its successful launch in the Indian market, hello plans to expand North America (US/Canada), Europe (UK, France, Germany), and Japan, Korea and Singapore in the coming months.