Way2SMS founder Raju Vanapala launches LearnSocial. Edutech startup Prozo raises seed funding. Prozo.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling study material, has secured seed funding of $205,000 (Rs 1.37 crore) from a group of investors.
Nalin Jain, president and CEO of GE’s transportation businesses; Shomil Pant, head, strategy at Wockhardt Pharmaceuticals; Dinesh Kundu; an unnamed McKinsey & Co director and other angel investors put money in this round, as per a press statement. Prozo, which is owned and operated by Global Edu4Share Pvt Ltd, will use the money raised for acquiring talent and enhancing marketing spend and mobile app development, it said in a statement. 10 reasons why education technology start-ups are game changers in India. 1.
Ed-Tech can ensure quality learning at massive scale Training and coaching for higher education in India was initially available only to those who could afford it. A handful of institutes would teach a handful of students. Access to quality learning is still limited to what students have available around them. But, in a country as vast as India, the best solution to your problem may not always be in your geographical vicinity. 2. Can The Amazon Model Fix Our Broken Education System? This Founder Says Yes. Learning, made joyful - Memrise. Xamcheck is a personalised student assessment platform. Naveen Mandava and Varun Kumar, Founders of Xamcheck, a personalised student assessment tool, had met through a common friend.
At that point in time, the duo were at different stages in their life. Naveen had just finished a successful stint at ITC after setting up a complete supply chain and factory project, and looking at doing something for the greater good of the society. An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, Varun says that he has always wanted to study engineering. Naveen, on the other hand, says he did his engineering by chance. He tried his hand at multiple things to find his calling while working on public policy issues in the education sector both in India and the US. Role-of-private-sector-on-K-12-education-in-India. iProf launches skill training and vocational courses for the country\'s youths - Franchise India. iProf, India’s largest m-learning marketplace app - ‘My study buddy’ has expanded its portfolio by introducing skill training and vocational courses for the Indian education sector.The expansion is a strategic move to comply with the Skill India mission launched by Narendra Modi The launch of these courses is aimed at communicating the significance of skilling, vocational education and entrepreneurship amongst the youth of the country.
Another motive behind its launch is to make youth understand that along with mainstream education, vocational skills and knowledge help determine their employability meters. “The biggest challenge country faces today is the lack of knowledge about skill training and vocational courses. It has become the need of the hour to highlight the importance of these courses hence, iProf- Study Buddy App endeavors to serve as a platform which will empower the youth of the country and contribute to its fullest in Skill India Mission. Six ed-tech startups showcase their businesses at EduThon II. The market for education startups out of India is becoming hotter with new players in segments as diverse as career counselling, child-friendly content creation, scholarly publishing and classes for stock trading populating the space.
Image Credit “ShutterStock“ TiE Bangalore and Unitus Seed Fund recently held a three-hour EduThon event featuring six such ed-tech startups: Eureka Career Kits, Hash Learn Now, Young Current, Typeset, Trading Sikho and Spicetoons. (See my earlier coverage of the first TiE Bangalore EduThon: Top 10 tips for education startups.) The three-hour event featured a product showcase, expert panel discussion, and a matchmaking session between startups and resource providers. How CultureAlley's app Hello English became number 1 on Google Play store in India in just 8 months.
JAIPUR: An office located on a glass partitioned terrace facing the sprawling white Birla Temple in Jaipur.
This is where a group of young techies is trying to change the way India learns and speaks the English language. Tech startup CultureAlley's Hello English, developed out of Jaipur, has become the No. 1 English learning and speaking app on the India Google Play store within eight months of launch. The platform for the app was developed by a young couple, Nishant Patni and Pranshu Bhandari, just days before they got married. They had quit their jobs in Gurgaon and returned to their roots to Jaipur to follow their dreams.
It's an example of how even small towns can turn out tech success stories that can attract influential marquee investors such as New York-based Tiger Global Management, one of the early backers of Facebook that now counts Flipkart as one of its investments in India. "Small towns can definitely produce worldclass companies. Free Language Lessons: Learn Spanish, Learn Mandarin, & more. With $3.5M In Funding, MathCrunch Wants To Provide Mobile Tutoring For High School And College Students. It’s tough to find a good tutor, and it’s even tougher to find a good tutor on short notice.
MathCrunch is trying to change that, with a mobile app that provides on-demand tutoring for students at a low price. To pursue that goal, the company has raised $3.5 million in seed funding to expand and reach new users. MathCrunch* hopes to provide a mobile marketplace that will enable students seeking help with their math problems to be matched with tutors who can guide them through the process and teach users how to solve them. The platform leverages two big trends taking place today: The first is the move to mobile messaging, and the second is the ability to enable on-demand connections with folks who have specialized knowledge and spare time on their hands. Students are charged by the minute, and can either purchase minutes or earn them by referring friends or sharing the app with friends in their social feeds.