Josh, a TikTok copy app, has raised more than $100 mn from investors including Google and Microsoft. Josh is one of several home-grown short-video platforms that have mushroomed after India blocked TikTok and other Chinese apps in June. The app is owned by Bengaluru-based VerSe Innovation, valued at over $1 bn following the investment. The funds will be used to scale up Josh. VerSe owns multiple Indian languages news and content platform Dailyhunt.