Kotha is a 100% Bangladeshi-made social media and lifestyle app, first of its kind in Bangladesh. Kotha connects people, builds up communities, makes them feel at home with localized and useful contents and services. Till June 30, 2021, Kotha has 200,000+ registered users, 5M+ messages exchanged, 500K+ contents posted, 50K+ audio/video calls made, $150K+ goods sold through this platform.
Bangladesh has 45 million social media users, which is expected to double in a few years. Every year, more than $300 million is spent on these platforms in Bangladesh and most of it is going through illegal channels. Kotha intends to break this monopoly, reduce dependency, keep our data and money in our country and enable Bangladeshis to connect to their market in a cost effective and convenient way.
Kotha’s vision is to get into the fabric of everyday life of Bangladeshi people. Kotha has partnerships with local service providers, from e-commerce to payment, and is open to any reliable local service providers for integration. With Kotha, Bangladeshis have their homegrown platform tailored to their daily life needs. Now, they can communicate easily in a Bangladeshi-only community and make new friendships.
Kotha was awarded “ICT Startup of the year” in The Daily Star ICT Awards 2020. Founders of Kotha believe that Kotha will change Bangladeshi people’s everyday lifestyle and make a real impact.