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Helped by India, Truecaller crosses 100mn user milestone

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Helped by strong growth in number of users in India, phone directory app Truecaller has crossed the 100 million userbase milestone.

The app has also doubled its daily new users in less than three months, Truecaller said in a statement today.

As of November, accounted for over 45 million users and 600,000 new users are being added every week from the country.

Truecaller allows users to identify unknown numbers, block unwanted calls, and search contact information among people and businesses.

In October of this year, the company received USD 60 million in funding from VC firms Sequoia Capital, Atomico, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.

In February, it had received USD 18.8 million in funding, led by Sequoia Capital, bringing the total investment in the company to more than USD 80 million.

Truecaller also runs another app, Truedialer, to offer users details of a person before the outgoing call is connected. Launched in October, Truedialer already has more than two million users.

First Published: Wed, December 03 2014. 22:54 IST