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About Glance

Glance is a consumer internet company that has created two of the most disruptive digital platforms - Glance and Roposo. Glance has redefined the way internet is consumed on the lock screen, removing the need for searching and downloading apps. Over 400 million smartphones now come enabled with Glance’s next generation internet experience. Headquartered in Singapore, Glance is funded by Jio Platforms*, Google and Mithril Capital.

The story so far
February
2019
Glance is incorporated in Singapore and launches the revolutionary Glance lock screen for Android smartphones.
August
2019
Crosses 50 million active user mark.
September
2019
Raises $45 million from Mithril Capital to expand product offering.
November
2019
Acquires short video app Roposo.
May
2020
Glance reaches 100 million active users mark within one year of launch.
December
2020
Raises $145 million from Google and Mithril Capital to build AI capability across Glance and Roposo, expand technology team and launch new services.
June
2021
Acquires Shop101 to gain end-to-end capability for launching creator led commerce on Glance and Roposo.
July
2021
Forms JV company Glance Collective with Collective Artists Network to co-create brands with top celebrities and creators.
October
2021
Launches Glance LIVE a groundbreaking streaming service for live, interactive content and commerce on lock screen. Launches India’s first creator-led live entertainment commerce destination through Roposo.
December
2021
Glance reaches over 185 million active users across Asia.
February
2022
Enters an agreement to raise $200 million from Jio Platforms.
Our Investors
Goolgle

Jio a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, has built a world-class all-IP data strong future proof network with latest 4G LTE technology (through its wholly owned subsidiary, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited). It is the only network conceived and born as a Mobile Video Network from the ground up and supporting Voice over LTE technology. It is future ready and can be easily upgraded to support even more data, as technologies advance on to 5G, 6G and beyond. Jio has brought transformational changes in the Indian digital services space to enable the vision of Digital India for 1.3 billion Indians and propel India into global leadership in the digital economy. It has created an eco-system comprising of network, devices, applications and content, platforms, service experience and affordable tariffs for everyone to live the Jio Digital Life. As part of its customer offers, Jio has revolutionised the Indian telecom landscape by making voice calls for Jio customers absolutely free, across India, to any network, and always*.

*This investment is subject to statutory approval.

Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Five companies in the American information technology industry.

Google
mithril

Mithril is a global investment firm cofounded by Ajay Royan and Peter Thiel to invest and partner with teams who use technology to build valuable and lasting businesses, often in industries long overdue for change. Agnostic to sector and geography, Mithril invests for the long-term, in size and with conviction. The firm is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with operations in Toronto, Canada.

Founders
director
Naveen Tewari
director
Piyush Shah
director
Abhay Singhal
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Mohit Saxena