Chingari is an entertainment App where people record and share short video clips.

Chingari allows its users to upload videos in more than 20 languages including English, Hindi, Bangla, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. 

Chingari was founded in 2018 by Sumit Ghosh, Biswatma Nayak, and Deepak Salvi. The company is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


Chingari not only offers short-form videos, but has carved its niche by also introducing Chingari Multiplex, and the first one in India to introduce Social Video Commerce.


Chingari is also building infrastructure for its $GARI token, which allows creators on the platform to establish an e-commerce storefront for their physical merchandise, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or direct payments from fans.


Chingari claims to have 80 million users. It helped fill the short-form video void when the Indian Ministry of Electronics & IT banned the more popular app TikTok.


Chingari is backed by Republic Capital, Galaxy Digital, Alameda Research, Solana Capital, Kraken, OnMobile, Blackpine, White Star Capital, NGC, Coinfund, LD Capital, and others. The company raised $15M in a new round on Jan 17, 2022. This brings Chingari's total funding to $48.3M to date.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $48.3M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Token Sale)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Bangalore
  • State: Karnataka
  • Country: India
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