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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

KooKoo-Year In review

Hard to believe, but its been a year since we publicly launched KooKoo at Unpluggd 2. And what an year it has been. So this post will be a look back on what we have done for the past year. Our biggest success has been the forming of a developer community on the KooKoo platform who have been creating innovative apps and pushing what can be done on a normal phone.

Rather than write a long boring post about how much hard it was and how much fun it was, let me just list 10 facts and figures of what we have done for the past year.

  1. Paying customers:100+
  2. Developer community:1200+
  3. Calls handled on the platform: 220 million
  4. Features added to KooKoo: 50+
  5. Recognition: 4(unPluggd, mBillionth, Red Herring, Nasscom Emerge 50),20+ paper articles and 1 TV appearance
  6. Locations: 7 states
  7. Internal products launched: 2 (CPbx, Cloud Agent)
  8. Sleepless nights: 480 man days(accounted for, not sure how many are unaccounted)
  9. Partnerships: 4(more will be announced soon)
  10. Fun we had: Immeasurable
Special Thanks:

  1. Startup community in Hyderabad, especially Startup Saturday and Ramesh Loganathan.
  2. Startup weekend and Pankaj. We had great fun sponsoring and volunteering for Startup weekend in India.
  3. Startup blogs: pluggd.in for giving exposure at Unpluggd, yourstory.in, medianama and all the other blogs for carrying our stories and giving constructive feedback.
  4. Hacker and developer community: Mainly from http://hackerstreet.in and events like Yahoo Openhack.
  5. And finally our customers: You know who you are, because of NDAs and stuff we will not be able to put all your names on this blog, but you have been the biggest source of strength for us as you trusted in us and used our products.
Sample positive tweets we got:

 KesavaReddy 

 support is really marvelous. I recommend their services.  # CloudTelephony
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 Vivek Singh 

Evaluated IVR providers in India. KooKoo seems to be the best by significant margin. CloudIVR is just OK. TCL feels 10 year old architecture
 pjain 

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   KooKoo.in is awesome & sponsored  and  is built on it. /cc 
 MockInt 

Thanks to KooKoo, Ozonetel for making our dream of Telephone Interviews a reality. No special charges for calling 040 - 30512885.

 Shivakumar Ganesan 

Buckle up  is taking over your market in . Awesome company. Beautiful product. Hack friendly.


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