Updated With Information From The Launch Event AR Rahman & Shekhar Kapur have finally launched their media startup 'Qyuki'. We had initially reported this venture about this venture in November 2010 and the company had secured funding from Cisco Systems in February 2012. At that time, Shekhar Kapur had said that Qyuki will allow the co-creation of creative content and partly crowd source content like lyrics and music among others. In addition, he had also mentioned that they had hired around 25 people into their Bangalore office and the platform was expected to go live in May 2012. The company is headed by Poonacha Machaiah, who was previously the chairman and CEO of ABOVE Solutions Inc. We're attending the launch and will update this post with more information. Mentors: At launch, Qyuki seems to have signed up experts across several creative categories like film making, music, novel writing and photography including Imtiaz Ali, Chetan Bhagat, Ranjit Barot and Suresh Natarajan to provide creative ideas to artists and also collaborate with them in creating new content. What Does It Offer? When we checked, we observed that Qyuki offers a platform for artists to share their content, connect to people with similar creative interests, view creations from various other artists, and collaborate with them to create content. The website is currently divided into three main sections namely Creations, Community and Inspirations. The Creations section showcases all the content previously uploaded by various artists and experts in a Pinterest-like pin-board format. This content can be a film script, a poem, a…
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