Founder’s note to the Inclov Community

Today is a special day. I write this on the 1 year anniversary of our first match on Inclov app — Anu and Imran. It was 13th of May, 2016 when the couple tied the knot in the presence of family, friends and well wishers. I had the privilege of being invited to the wedding myself.

“Imran being the second of my three sons. The other two are already married. We were looking to get Imran married for the last 6 years. I am a proud father today”, said Imran’s father. With teary eyes and a delighted face, his parents ensured all the guests are enjoying the celebration.

As I sat there witnessing the ceremony, I thought about how much longer Imran would have had to wait if it wasn’t for Inclov. How long would Anu have to wait before she found her Imran. Would they ever find each other?

I still vividly remember the call I had with Anu when I asked her to sign up to Inclov.

“Sorry Shankar, I have tried for the last 6 years. I have been cheated sever times and been disappointed sever others. I don’t think I want to get married anymore”, she said as she felt distraught. I managed to convince her to make a profile and then there was no turning back. Before we knew it, I was in Surat to meet her for the first time at her wedding.

Anu on the day of her wedding.

Since then up until now, we have helped craft 4500+ matches on Inclov — which have translated to friendships, companionships or marriages. We also went a step further to introduce Social Spaces — our unique platform for you to meet other members in person and have a good time.

From “alpha” to “beta” to “launch” to 16 months later, we have kept the entire service free for our members. But we have expenses — salaries, rent, travel — just like all of you, which keep increasing as we try to give better service to our members. Our team is working day and night to provide a great experience to every one of you — and this comes at a cost. Everything we do at Inclov has always been driven by the community and we believe the community will support a service that provides them value. While we always keep our basic services free, starting this month, we are beginning with some premium services which will allow members to significantly increase their chances of finding a match.

Introducing INCLOV SELECT — an assistive matchmaking service where we scout for matches which specially suit your personality and preferences. Further to this, we also improve your profile on the app, set up phone calls and assist in a personal meeting!

If you are eager to find out more about this just write to us on Facebook. We are limiting our services at this point to members in the National Capital Region (NCR), Maharashtra and Karnataka before extending this to the rest of the country.

We get calls on a daily basis in the office requesting for assistance in matchmaking and we have always been doing it informally. Considering the number of requests that we have got asking for this, we have had to make it a formal offering.

We will also introduce other services over time this year which will bring you closer to finding your perfect match. In the pursuit of delivering what our members want, we have another surprise in store for you.

iPhone users, are you listening?

More on this later.


Shankar Srinivasan