Twitter’s Investment in Sharechat

Khaitan & Co advised Twitter in the deal, IndusLaw advised Mohalla Tech Private Limited, operating as ShareChat, while Gunderson represented Lightspeed.

Twitter led a Series D round investment in ShareChat. TrustBridge Partners, and existing investors Shunwei Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAIF Capital, India Quotient and Morningside Venture Capital also participated in the financing round.

ShareChat is an Indian social media platform developed by Mohalla Tech Pvt Ltd.

The Khaitan & Co team was led by Partner Sharad Moudgal (Picture), B N Vivek (Senior Associate) and Aarthi Sashikumar (Associate).

IndusLaw team was led by partner Manish Gupta, partner Anubha Sital, and also included senior associate Chitvan Bakshi and associate Rashi Singh.

Lightspeed’s team was led by lawyers Jolyn Ang and Jonathan C Pentzien.

The Novo Juris team advising India Quotient consisted of lawyers Sharda Balajiand Sona Malhotra.

Involved fees earner: Jolyn Ang – Gunderson Dettmer; Jonathan Pentzien – Gunderson Dettmer; Chitvan Bakshi – IndusLaw; Manish Gupta – IndusLaw; Rashi Singh – IndusLaw; Anubha Sital – IndusLaw; Sharad Moudgal – Khaitan & Co.; Aarthi Sashikumar – Khaitan & Co.; B N Vivek – Khaitan & Co.;

Law Firms: Gunderson Dettmer; IndusLaw; Khaitan & Co.;

Clients: Lightspeed Venture Partners; Mohalla Tech Private Limited; Twitter;

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Author: Michael Patrini