About Pocket FM

Company Profile

Pocket FM is a personalized audio streaming service founded in 2018 by Rohan Nayak, Nishanth KS and Prateek Dixit. The company was built with a vision to redefine the OTT space with an audio first approach, and the idea was seeded when audio was a non-existent category.

Over the years, the product has evolved into a leading audio streaming service with a layer of content personalisation. The company has made significant efforts in building the OTT space with audio content and presently, dominates the Indian market.

With over 100,000 hours of audio content, the company has consistently expanded its content diversity and added new series and content to keep its listeners tuned in. The company has been aggressively focusing on building a universe of entertainment (including romance, horror, thriller, emotional drama, etc.) and knowledge content. It is also continuously strengthening its 200,000 strong creator community of professional user-generated content (PUGC) writers, voice artists and other creative minds.

Today, it witnesses over 15 million monthly active listeners (MAL) on the app, spending an average of over 100 minutes daily, while the total monthly audio streaming on the app counts to over 3 billion minutes.

Pocket FM has been making immense contributions to the creator economy, from identifying potential creative minds to nurturing them for the next level with Pocket Creator Studio. It also keeps the creators motivated financially by compensating them for the creative pieces.

Till date, it has raised US$93.6 million in five rounds and is backed by some marquee investors like Lightspeed, Times Internet, Tanglin Venture Partners, Goodwater Capital, and Naver.

Company Factsheet

Who are we

Personalized audio streaming service

Founded on

2018

Launched on

2018

What are we building

An audio library with a universe of unique content delivered by professional storytellers

Category

Entertainment and knowledge

Content genre

Romance, Horror, Thriller, Fiction, Mythology, Philosophy, and many more

Format

Audio series, audio books and podcasts

What are we solving

Boredom, fatigueness and monotony

What do we call our audience

Listeners

Monthly Active Listeners

15 million

Daily average user time spent

100 mins upwards

Monthly audio streaming

3 billion minutes

Languages covered

English and Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Kannada, and Marathi

Hours of content

100,000+

Our Creator Community

200,000+ artists and voice artists

People @ Pocket FM

350+

Total Investment

US$ 93.5 million

Key Investors

Naver, Goodwater Capital, Tanglin Venture Partners, Lightspeed India, Times Internet