Music streaming service Saavn has raised Series C funding worth $100 million led by Tiger Global, with participation from existing investors Bertelsmann India Investments, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, and Mousse Partners. The company also added new investors Quilvest, a Hong Kong-based hedge funds company, and a group of strategic individuals in this round. Saavn will use the funds for product development, customer acquisition, investing in its proprietary ad technology, adding to its sales team and new content deals. Saavn says that it is working with Microsoft to launch a Windows version next month. With the funding, it also announced updates to its mobile apps which include personalised multi-language homescreen which supports 11 languages, one click play, trending content, charts and music tagging and music chat. Rishi Malhotra, cofounder and CEO of Saavn, hinted in a statement that there is a likelihood of Saavn expanding to the entertainment business other than its music business. In August last year, the company had raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Hong Kong based hedge fund Steadview Capital. At that time, Malhotra, who was the president of Saavn took over as the CEO, whereas founding CEO Vinodh Bhat took over Malhotra’s president role and became the new chief strategy officer. Saavn claims that it had 11 million active monthly users in Q1 2015, but at the start of Q3, which is this month, it has over 14 million monthly active users and is adding over a million active users every month. Saavn also claims that over 90%…
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