The popular Hindi & Southern silver screen star picks up 15% in one of the newest and fastest growing online gaming start-ups
National, 10th November2020: OKIE Gaming, the Mumbai based online gaming platform that burst onto the Indian gaming space mid-year, is all set to receive investment muscle and celebrity star power as it welcomes on board actress Kajal Aggarwal as a strategic partner. While the amount of the investment is not disclosed, she will be joining OKIE Gaming as a board member and 15% equity stake in the company.
Founded by Jitin Masand, OKIE Gaming is a self-funded company under OKIE Ventures that is set to revolutionise the Indian Gaming industry. Working in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to create games inspired by Indian culture, the platform has unveiled a first of its kind ‘Desi Sports League’ for the Indian audiences. The platform also promises to provide one of the best user experiences in fantasy sports with an easy to download and user friendly app.
Commenting on the partnership, Kajal Aggarwal, said, “I am thrilled to have come aboard OKIE Gaming. The gaming industry is booming at this time, this is the right moment to be part of it. A passionate gamer myself, we hope to bring the finest user experience with our innovative and quirky games. With OKIE Gaming, I also hope to influence and open new avenues for women gamers in India. Can’t wait to be part of the journey”
On the appointment of Kajal Aggarwal, Mr Jitin Masand, Managing Director, OKIE Ventures Pvt Ltd said, “We are excited to welcome Kajal into the OKIE family as a strategic partner. Kajal’s personal interest in gaming industry, wide reach and appeal will help the brand scale up to a much higher level. She's an involved investor who brings a unique set of ideas and insights to OKIE Gaming.”
The OKIE Gaming App will soon be available for download from the Google Play Store for Android devices and Apple Store for iOS devices.
About OKIE Ventures
Founded in 2011, OKIE Ventures Pvt Ltd is an Indian company with a business portfolio that includes Manufacturing, Gaming and Digitech. Within a short span of nine years, OKIE Ventures has rapidly grown to become a renowned Indian brand touching millions of consumer lives across India.
Okie is one of India’s fast-growing manufacturing companies specializing in OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and ODM (Original Design Manufacturer). OKIE Electronics, the other business division of the group have already launched their own branded range of consumer electronics. The brand has made its entry into the category with a range of high definition OKIE 4K HD LED TV’s with unique features like the Bezelless range and an inbuilt sound bar with superior picture and sound quality that offers the TV viewers an exhilarating watching experience. The Brand Ambassador for Okie Electronics is Kajal Aggarwal.
OKIE Ventures is committed to providing maximum value to customers in India with high quality and innovative products and plans to launch a whole host of consumer electronics products in the next 6-9 months.
About Kajal Aggarwal
Kajal Aggarwal is an Indian film actress and model. Just She has established a career in the Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi films and has been nominated for multiple awards. Ms. Aggarwal made her Bollywood debut with the 2004 Hindi film Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... and had her first Telugu film released in 2007, Lakshmi Kalyanam. In the same year, she starred in the box office hit Chandamama, which earned her immense recognition. The 2009 historical fiction Telugu film Magadheera marked a turning point in her career, earning her critical acclaim. Her upcoming films are Mosagallu directed by Jeffery Gee Chin co-starring Vishnu Manchu and Suniel Shetty; Sanjay Gupta directed Hindi film Mumbai Saga; and Indian 2, co-starring Kamal Hassan and Rakul Preet Singh.
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