Education startups in India – Part 2

We discussed how important Indian parents think education is for their children and how much they spend on it previously. Let’s take a look at some more education startups that are re-defining the education sector, one step at a time.

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Founded in the year 2012 by Aditi Avasthi, Embibeis an online portal for test preparation specially designed for engineering entrance examinations. It claims to have over 15000 website users. Having recently received $4 million funding from Kalaari Capital and Lightbox Ventures, it aims to strengthen the students and teachers base, developing by research more friendly and deep tests to improve the performance of students enrolled.

Launched in the year 2009 by Krishna Kumar, Simplilearnis an online education portal with the aim of simplifying the learning for working professionals. Since its inception, more than 5, 00,000 people have been certified through various courses at Simplilearn. It raised $15 million in Series C funding in 2015 rising to a total funding of $28 million for various sources.Kalaari Capital, Helion Venture Partners, and Mayfield Fund are some of its prime investors.

Founded in the year 2012 by KushalBhagia and KartikAneja, NayiDisha engages the pre-schoolers in various learning models. Their educational tools include educational games which can be played on the computer for pre-schoolers to promote learning while playing using motion sensor technology. They are currently serving 50 schools across the nation and have created 30 children friendly apps by now. It has been successful in raising INR 2 crores in seed level funding. They plan to use it in expanding operations across the globe, particularly in the Middle East and Singapore.

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