CONNECT

Rakesh Deshmukh
CEO

Indus OS’ vision is to help the next billion people in emerging markets to get connected through the world’s first regional operating system, which helps early users in India and other emerging markets unlock the power of smartphones and discover the Internet by meeting their local language needs.

App Bazaar, Indus OS’ app marketplace in local languages, allows publishers and developers to customize their content for the non-English audience. By curating a native language app store and offering regional keyboards, translation, and transliteration functionalities, linguistic predictive text based on a library, and user behavioral patterns, Indus OS addresses the technology adoption challenges caused by low English literacy in emerging markets like India, a country with 22 official languages, and where only 10 percent of the population can effectively understand English.

INITIATIVE
Emerging Tech
SECTOR
For-profit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Asia
INVESTMENT LEAD
Badri Pillapakkam
GOVERNANCE ROLE
Director