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Exclusive: Ed-tech startup Nactus raises angel funding

Friday, March 3, 2017 | More »

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Jaipur-based ed-tech startup Nactus India Services Pvt Ltd has raised an undisclosed amount from a group of angel investors, said Rohit Dusad, co-founder and CEO, Nactus. The round saw investments by Sandeep Aggarwal, managing director, Nomura; Gautam Chhaochharia, head of India, research, UBS; and ...

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Weekly roundup on startup funding

Only two startup funding deals were recorded in the week gone by, in the leanest spell for early-stage investment activity for at least six months. Delhi-based Notesgen Technologies and Precious Pet Services were the only companies that raised angel or seed funding. Ed-tech startup Notesgen raised $...

6 February, 2017 | More »

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Ed-tech startup Byju’s buys student profile-builder Vidyartha

Ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired Bangalore-based learning guidance tool and student profile-builder Vidyartha for an undisclosed amount. Vidyartha offers customised guidance platforms to schools to help students of classes 8-12 with their learning needs. It works with schools to create academic...

17 January, 2017 | More »

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Ed-tech startup Kleverkid winds up operations

Online marketplace for tutors Kleverkid, which is backed by Aarin Capital, has halted operations, co-founder Shabnam Aggarwal wrote in her personal blog. “All we had to go on was what the pundits told us: You’re not making enough money fast enough. It was a good question. When I tried to answer ...

30 December, 2016 | More »

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Ed-tech startup Byju’s raises $15 mn from IFC

Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $15 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector investment arm. VCCircle had first reported in July that Byju’s was close to raising between $25 million and $50 million for international expansion, and had named IFC as...

20 December, 2016 | More »

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Facebook shortlists ed-tech startup XPrep for FbStart programme

Tutor enablement platform XPrep, run by Epsilon Eduventures Pvt. Ltd, has been selected by Facebook Inc. for its FbStart programme. The programme, aimed at developers, is designed to help early-stage mobile-focused startups build and grow their apps. Under the programme, the company will receive $40...

13 December, 2016 | More »

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Online learning startup Math Buddy gets seed funding

Math Buddy, a Vadodara-based online math learning startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed investment from Menterra Social Impact Fund. The company will use the funds to expand to low-income schools in India and strengthen teacher engagement and training, it said in a statement. Math Buddy,...

29 November, 2016 | More »

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Vocabulary learning startup VoLT gets seed funding

Ed-tech startup VoLT, run by Edutainment Spearheads Pvt. Ltd., has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from YMS Mobitech, a tech-based distribution company. VoLT (Vocabulary Learning Technique) simplifies vocabulary learning process using creative teaching methodologies, mnemonics, anecdote...

22 November, 2016 | More »

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Technology customisation key for education, say panellists at VCCircle event

Startups in India have been using technology to change the way education is imparted for the past couple of years but it remains to be seen if this is leading to effective learning for students, panellists at the News Corp VCCircle Education Investment Summit said on Friday. The panellists discussed...

18 November, 2016 | More »

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 bn in health research

Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr Priscilla Chan have pledged to invest more than $3 billion over the next ten years to develop research technology that can fight and cure diseases globally. Last year, the two had announced that they will give away 99% of Facebook s...

22 September, 2016 | More »

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