News Weed: Techie Announces Startup to Send SMSes to Banks, Telcos on Aadhaar Extension, Gets 1000-cr Funding

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News Weed: Techie Announces Startup to Send SMSes to Banks, Telcos on Aadhaar Extension, Gets 1000-cr Funding

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umbai, Mar 14: Fed up of receiving constant SMSes to link his Aadhaar card with his bank accounts and SIM card, Mumbai-based techie Hardisk Datawala announced a unique initiative. Datawala, a research consultant by day, took up the noble cause of channelling people’s anger by announcing Tap2Annoy. It is a start-up aimed at sending multiple SMSes every day to banks and telecom companies, informing them that the Aadhaar deadline has been infinitely extended.

In an unprecedented move, the start-up was able to raise over 1000 crore within a day of being announced. The funding comes from the citizens of India who have all made voluntary donations of small denominations.

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