Graphic India Believes It’s Time India Had Its Own Digital Comic Empire


Graphic India, a Bangalore-based digital media company, has landed $2.8 million to continue its quest to develop a comic and animation business that represents India and Indian culture.

The funding round was led by The Chernin Group via its Asia-focused CA Media arm. It included participation from New York-based Start Media and a range of angel investors, including games firm Backflip Studios founders Julian Farrior and Dale Thoms. Graphic India raised a $2.5 million seed round from CA Media last year.

Indian comics and superheroes aren’t something that we often hear about or see, and that’s exactly what the startup, which was founded in 2013 and is owned by U.S. holding company Liquid Comics, is aiming to change.

Sharad Devarajan, CEO and co-founder of Liquid Comics and Graphic India, told TechCrunch in an interview that the money will be used to continue to create content, and develop a digital platform to showcase Graphic India’s library of comics…

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