Updates

Updates

Sagoon’s second funding round closes on 30th Nov 2017   11 October 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India

The announcement for the closing of Sagoon’s second funding round that started a few weeks ago has been made. 30th Nov 2017 will be the last day to make an investment in Sagoon and share its unparalleled dream of redefining social media and its whole purpose of being. We also thought that this would be the right time to share some of our stats and progress.

We are into our second funding round which reminds us of how far we have come. First the success of the first funding round and now - more than 2000 investors have joined us and the number is increasing nimbly. From 12 we are now a team of 42 full-time employees, who are champions in their own rights and are refining our talent pool constantly. To accommodate our growth, we are ready to expand our office space too! Sagoon and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi have partnered for several projects, starting with the research and development of a battery recharge technology poised to change a few rules of the tech industry and many more to follow.

Our business is raising funds to continue research and development to move products to the market for our users, fans, and supporters. Our efforts to obtain funds is only open till 30th Nov 2017, so get your skin in the game and we will do everything to assure our success. Invest before 30th Nov 2017.

Please read our offering circular before making any investment.

Sagoon holds an exclusive Webinar for our NRNA friends   09 October 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India

At Sagoon, there’s always room to connect with those who matter to us the most. This time we chose the medium of a LIVE Webinar to funnel some beneficial and crucial insights about our company. Our founder and co-founder, Govinda and Swati both conducted the webinar and members of NRNA (Non-Resident Nepali Association) participated in it.

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Sagoon had a taste of Dashain with Rato Tika   04 October 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India

Today we have come to the last day of Dashain - the longest and the most celebrated Hindu festival amongst Nepalis all over the world. How could Sagoon family forgo Dashain without celebrating it?

We celebrated it in traditional Nepali style this year at our office. Without Rato Tika (a mixture of vermillion powder, rice and yoghurt) Dashain does not feel like Dashain at all. Honoring the most integral part of the celebration, our co-founder Swati put Rato Tika on the foreheads of all Sagoon members bestowing good fortune, health and plenty of prosperity.

Govinda Giri, our founder was present with us on Skype where he showered traditional blessings on us.

An early-stage investor getting a glimpse into Sagoon’s future   25 September 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India

On a recent trip to India, Sagoon’s early-stage investor and supporter Mr. Ghana Shyam Rajbhandari visited our office. He was eager to meet the team who has been working very hard on our ongoing projects - our mobile app and the highly awaited Social Smart Card. It was a delight to have him amongst us and to share with him some unique insights.

His visit was a great motivation to our entire team as we all got to see how dedicated a patron Mr. Rajbhandari is of Sagoon. We thank him for believing in our dreams!

Mr. Ghana Shyam Rajbhandari’s visit to our new office space   25 September 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India

Our Sagoon office in India had a special guest all the way from Canada. An early-stage investor and an endearing supporter & believer of Sagoon, Mr. Ghana Shyam Rajbhandari was warmly welcomed into our office by our co-founder Swati Dayal.

Here in this video, Swati is giving Mr. Bhandari an exciting tour of our newly acquired office space. Soon work is going to begin and we are extremely happy that Mr. Bhandari is one of the first to witness our expansion plan. Swati tells him and the audience how fortunate we are to be able to find new office space on the same floor of where we are located currently. She also mentioned how many good things have happened since we’ve moved to the 8th floor of Vatika Mindscapes Towers here in Faridabad. And how we hope to continue doing much more for all our users, investors and supporters in future from our new office as well.

Sagoon India organized a networking event for start-up entrepreneurs, investors and marketing executives   23 September 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India“I am so excited that Sagoon is here in India for building bridges of connectivity in line with Google/Facebook...

“I am so excited that Sagoon is here in India for building bridges of connectivity in line with Google/Facebook along with providing an alternative tech platform in South Asian region to utilize the local talents, create jobs and help build a strong economy”, said Sanjay Vinayak Joshi - a former General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India.

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Mr. Sanjay Vinayak Joshi participated as a chief guest in an interaction and networking event organized by Sagoon India in its corporate office at Vatika Mindscapes in Faridabad, India. In attendance were start-up entrepreneurs, investors, marketing executives from VC-funded companies. Also gracing the occasion as a special guest was Mr. Rana Shiva Shankar, the Chairman of Friends of Nepal and local BJP leader.

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During the interactive program, founder Govinda Giri made an in-depth presentation on how the new technology could connect the Bharatvarsha and the world at large. Mr. Sanjay Vinayak Joshi assured the founders and Sagoon Team that he will make all efforts to scale Sagoon and will bring in support and help from Primer Minister Narendra Modi and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to support Sagoon in taking Bharatvarsha to the world.

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In a separate meeting after the event, Sagoon founder, Govinda Giri and co-founder Swati Dayal met a high-profile dignitary, Nepal Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay to discuss Sagoon and apprise him of the upcoming launches. He appreciated Sagoon for its efforts towards providing a new way of connecting, sharing and earning to the Internet users, and wished us success.

Sagoon Founders meet Niti Aayog CEO, Mr. Amitabh Kant 21 September 2017, New Delhi, India On 21st Sep, Sagoon Founders Govinda Giri and Swati Dayal met Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog...  
21 September 2017, New Delhi, India

On 21st Sep, Sagoon Founders Govinda Giri and Swati Dayal met Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog (Think Tank of India). During the meeting, our founders shared the vision and mission of Sagoon and how they are working to bolster the Start-up India programme and representing India at global level.

Surprisingly, Mr. Kant was already aware of Sagoon’s upcoming revolutionary products, Social Smart Card and the first crowdfunding round. He appreciated the idea behind the product, and encouraged to move forward with full confidence. In addition, Mr. Kant extended the necessary support to be given to Sagoon in realizing the vision of Connect. Share. Earn. He also asked us to participate actively in the start-up events that they organize to praise and uplift the spirit of new Indian companies.

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At last, our founder, Govinda invited him to grace Sagoon’s upcoming App launch event, which he kindly accepted and assured that he’ll try to attend.

Hereon, each Sagooner is deeply motivated by the encouraging words of Mr. Kant. We at Sagoon envision to contribute and participate significantly in the Start-up India programme.

A sneak into our office expansion plan 20 September 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India There are tremendous innovations being developed inside Sagoon. The soon-to-be released Sagoon...  
20 September 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India

There are tremendous innovations being developed inside Sagoon. The soon-to-be released Sagoon mobile app, the demo of which is already out! Next is our Social Smart Card that is going to change the way you gift, shop and purchase forever and a gazillion other upshots that will guide the avenue of social media.

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Now, we can’t hope to achieve so much and succeed without a stronger team, can we? So, Sagoon is ready to expand its office space. We have already at the first stage and have taken up the vacant space adjoining our current setup. The essence of Sagoon is going to flourish and the energy too! Our office right now reflects our core value and strategic objectives and has everything that a modern workplace supports.

We plan to create a new space that’s even more cutting-edge, has world-class design and spells out Innovative thinking with a capital “I”.

Expediting the development of the social smart card 18 September 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India It's time we expedite the development of the Social Smart Card to fulfill our promise of rolling out...  
18 September 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India

It's time we expedite the development of the Social Smart Card to fulfill our promise of rolling out the same to Sagoon users in 2018. It is the most-awaited and talked about feature of Sagoon, which is expected to redefine the usage of social media and e-commerce. We already have set up a team that will exclusively work on it and ensure its smooth release and glitch-free functioning. Say hello to the talents that comprise this amazing team:

Kapil Gupta - Product Engineering Manager | 11+ years of experience as technology leader in creating, managing & scaling high performance software development teams | He possesses expertise in Software Engineering, Software Development Life Cycle, Project Management, Service Delivery Management, and Team Development & Leadership.

Rishabh Garg - Product Development Manager and Lead of Social Smart Card Project | 8+ years of work experience majorly with Google India, Citibank and PolicyBazaar | He has expertise in Product Management, Product Strategy, Business Strategy, Digital Marketing, Team Management, Analytics and Customer Experience.

Omer Bhat - Social Smart Card Creative Head | 7+ years of experience in Mobile and Web UI/UX, 3+ years of experience in Product Design | His prime role is to improve and develop Sagoon Identity.

Kritika Kataria - Business Analysist | 8+ years of experience majorly with Infosys, IBM and Polaris | She holds expertise in Business Analysis, Requirements Engineering, Visual Modelling and Business Development.

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The team will start with analyzing the results we got when we rolled out the beta version of the smart card to 96000 users. This will help them in rectifying the design, improving the functionality and adding new features to the card. It will also conduct a survey to collect users' expectations and take into account the current trends in social media and e-commerce so that the card is developed in sync with the changing market trends.

Good luck to them!

A quick demo run of Sagoon’s mobile app 16 September 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India Last Saturday, i.e, 16.09.2017 an exciting event occurred at Sagoon. It was the day we brought to...  
16 September 2017, Sagoon, Delhi-NCR, India

Last Saturday, i.e, 16.09.2017 an exciting event occurred at Sagoon. It was the day we brought to the forefront the first glimpse of Sagoon’s upcoming mobile app for android. Months of research, hard-work and solid determination from group of designers, developers, testers and of course, the brilliant minds behind the idea has given birth to an amazing app that’s ready to take the world by storm.

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And what better global platform than Facebook to make the grand announcement? Team Sagoon went live on Facebook and ran a demo for the app showcasing its unique and cool features. The response from users and Sagoon fans was more than anyone could imagine.This gave us the confidence that millennials are anxiously awaiting the state-of-the-art Sagoon app.

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We followed it up with an open discussion and suggestion round where every minute detail of the app was reviewed by all team members. Little bugs that have been detected during the session will be closely monitored and worked on before the world sees and enjoys Sagoon mobile app for all android users.

Highlights of Sagoon’s grand affair at Taj Vivanta 9 September 2017, Surajkund, Faridabad, India Taj Vivanta, Surajkund Faridabad was perfectly suited and decorated for the Sagoon’s founders...  
9 September 2017, Surajkund, Faridabad, India

Taj Vivanta, Surajkund Faridabad was perfectly suited and decorated for the Sagoon’s founders meet team event on 9.09.2017. The founders were ready, Sagoon team members, all business partners and close associates all arrived at the venue looking debonair. The stage was ready for for something that had never happened before. Anticipatory glances gave way to the first chunk of the event.Swati commenced the event by giving an introduction of our founder Mr. Govinda Giri. Also, in her introductory speech Swati made sure that the inspirational tone of the evening remains afloat by asking some retrospective questions related to each individual’s role in Sagoon.

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Then it was time for some meaningful, yet gentle sermons from Mr. Govinda Giri, who very generously laid out his journey from the hills of Nepal to working at the Pentagon, USA, where he worked for 13 years. And how he gave that all up to start his own search engine Sagoon in 2009. But destiny had different plans carved out for this achiever, and there he was standing in front of that audience as a founder of Sagoon, the next big social media revolution. More than a few jaws dropped that evening witnessing the valor and a farsighted ambition of this magnetic personality.

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Team Sagoon was also in for some deserving appraisals and job confirmations. And also the announcement of the monthly performance booster - “Prince of the Month”. Everyone present received vouchers from Amazon which was quite a lovely surprise. All in all, the evening was the mark of a new beginning and a commitment to change people’s lives with innovation and greater technology.

Sagoon’s second funding round: Summary of day 7 of our England journey 24 August 2017, London Not a planned or a formal event, still it was a gathering of local leaders, believers and well-wish...  
24 August 2017, London

Not a planned or a formal event, still it was a gathering of local leaders, believers and well-wishers. An interactive session took place where Govinda Giri thanked everyone for their contributions towards making Sagoon’s journey in England a success. Everyone assured Govinda of their support and wished for the success of the venture.

Finally, Govinda had an interview with a leading media house before leaving for the airport to go to India to plan the launch Sagoon’s mobile app.

Sagoon’s second funding round: Summary of day 6 of our England journey 23 August 2017, Golden Ship, South Harrow, London This event was organized to have an open discussion with the local leaders who believed in Sagoon...  
23 August 2017, Golden Ship, South Harrow, London

This event was organized to have an open discussion with the local leaders who believed in Sagoon’s mission. All of them were morally drawn to Sagoon’s vision and committed towards making it successful. At the end of the event, Govinda Giri extended a vote of thanks to all leaders, and had refreshments and snacks with them.

Sagoon’s second funding round: Summary of day 5 of our England journey 22 August 2017, Everest Dine, Leicester, London A short-duration event graced by the presence of leaders from Nottingham, Peterborough, Granth...  
Event 1: 22 August 2017, Everest Dine, Leicester, London

A short-duration event graced by the presence of leaders from Nottingham, Peterborough, Grantham and Leicester. Sagoon is introduced by Govinda Giri and Kabindra Sitoula to the audience, who had plenty of questions. They all were delighted to know the vision and mission of Sagoon, and how rapidly it is gaining traction among hundreds of thousands. Informal interaction after the presentation helped people to understand Sagoon’s philosophy.

Event 2: 22 August 2017, Red Carpet, Reading

With more than 150 people in attendance, event had a roaring start. Most of the societal leaders from Reading and nearby places were present. Professors, lecturers, IT students, professionals, accountants, and people from all walks of life were happy to join the event and cherished the journey shared by Govinda Giri and Kabindra Sitoula.

People attending the event enjoyed the presentation that highlighted the problems which Sagoon intends to solve – bringing everyone together and closer. Program concluded with everyone dancing to Nepali tunes with Govinda taking the lead.

Sagoon’s second funding round: Summary of day 4 of our England journey 21 August 2017, Gurkha Palace, Hampshire Fourth day of the journey started with mostly Nepali community members in attendance. Muchhetra...  
Event 1: 21 August 2017, Gurkha Palace, Hampshire
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Fourth day of the journey started with mostly Nepali community members in attendance. Muchhetra Gurung, President of Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) and members of various social organizations were gathered to hear and learn about Sagoon. Event was mediated by Surya Gurung, who made sure that everyone got the information that they needed and their questions were answered by Govinda Giri.

Event 2: 21 August 2017, Empire Hall, Hampshire
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Muchhetra Gurung, President of NRNA opened the program through an inspirational speech. After that Kabindra Sitoula and Govinda Giri took over the stage one by one and shared Sagoon’s mission and vision.

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The event was very interactive with audience asking many questions and appreciating the answers. Everyone then participated in networking over dinner and drinks. Informal conversations went much beyond midnight.

Sagoon’s second funding round: Summary of day 3 of our England journey 20 August 2017, Ruislip, London Third day of Sagoon’s journey in England, started with an event organized by local leader Krishna...  
Event 1: 20 August 2017, Ruislip, London

Third day of Sagoon’s journey in England, started with an event organized by local leader Krishna Timalsina. Presentation started in an informal mode but was soon converted into a formal one, on audience demand. This lead to a talk by Samir Paykurel, an accountant by profession who runs his own firm. He is one of the major supporters and believers of Sagoon’s mission, which enabled him in coining the slogan – One Home, One Sagoon.

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After the presentation, there was a long Q&A session with the media persons in attendance, notably Nabin Pokharel from Kantipur News and Chiran Sharma from Nagarik News. Govinda Giri also gave an exclusive interview to Studio Express, the local media group in Ruislip, London. Event ended with a networking session followed by lunch.

Event 2: 20 August 2017, Lotus Club, Woolwich, East London

Second event of the day was planned to be an informal talk among the well-wishers of Sagoon. Attraction of the event was Dr. Bachchu K Kaini, Parliamentary Candidate for Dartford from Labour party.

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Kabindra Sitoula and Govinda Giri gave the presentation which was woven around Sagoon’s history and future plans.

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Q&A session after the presentation was the most interesting part of the event as audiences were moved by the simplicity of Govinda Giri. The program was so indulging and interesting that people stayed late after dinner, having informal conversations till midnight.

Sagoon’s second funding round: Summary of day 2 of our England journey 19 August 2017, Aroma Lounge, North Wembley, London The day was planned for an interaction with the like-minded societal intellectuals. To keep the...  
Event 1: 19 August 2017, Aroma Lounge, North Wembley, London
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The day was planned for an interaction with the like-minded societal intellectuals. To keep the conversation open and interactive, round-table format was selected for the talks.

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Insights about Sagoon were shared and how it differentiates from available social media platforms were discussed in detail. Talks were so engaging that an unplanned second round of informal talks took place even after lunch.

Event 2: 19 August 2017, Alperton Community School, Ealing Road, Wembley, London

Second event of the day saw mostly ladies in attendance. Kabindra Sitoula, Co-founder of Sagoon started the event with a lovely address. Then it was Govinda’s turn to mesmerize with his simple yet effective presentation about Sagoon.

This program was hosted by UK-based charity organisation, CODEC UK, which led to the appreciation by local Mayor. Presentations lead to the evening full of food and drinks. Later, “Teej” – an auspicious festival amongst Nepali community was celebrated by women with pomp and splendour.

Sagoon’s second funding round: Summary of day 1 of our England journey 18 August 2017, Alperton Community School, Ashford, Kent With the help of our supporters and well-wishers who have entrusted us with creating a social path...  
18 August 2017, Alperton Community School, Ashford, Kent

With the help of our supporters and well-wishers who have entrusted us with creating a social path - Connect. Share. Earn., we raised more than $1.6 million from over 1600 investors around the globe. After successful closure of first round we were raring to open our next round of investment. For this purpose, we chose England as the centre for the formal announcement of second round of investment opportunity to the general public. Let’s have a look at the ‘Summary of Day 1 of our England Journey’

Theme of the 1st day was tapping into the winning mindset by establishing correlation between entrepreneurship and Gurkha’s fearless mindset. Event started with the address of Ajay Babu Siwakoti, Sagoon Nepal’s Media Head, who set the tempo for the event. Then, Surendra Raj Bhandari, Sagoon’s Advisor from Canada shared his exciting journey leading him to Sagoon. Kabindra Sitoula, Co-founder of Sagoon, also shared his journey with Sagoon and informed audiences about the future of Sagoon.

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Finally, stage was set for the founder and architect of Sagoon, Govinda Giri to formally open the second investment round for general public. He took this opportunity to share Sagoon’s journey with the people in attendance and global audience via FB Live. After his address, Govinda took on the questions from the audience and media persons.

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Major attraction of the day was Hari Buda Magar, a motivational speaker and an amputee with both artificial legs, who shared his commitment towards Sagoon’s mission.

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Also in attendance were renowned social figures, including Surya Gurung, Siri Limbu, Rajendra Limbu, Kishor Sapkota and Damar Limbu. More than 120 people from every walk of life attended the vent. After the event, everybody engulfed in a session of networking and thought sharing.

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