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Ed-tech startup Kleverkid winds up operations

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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 ...

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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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Indian ed-tech market size to touch $2.5 bn this year, says report

The market size of online supplemental education opportunity in India is expected to touch $2.5 billion in 2016 and is poised to grow at 15% over the next three years, driven by innovative ways of delivering courses and study material by players in the space, according a report by research and advis...

19 September, 2016 | More »

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Ed-tech accelerator Edugild targets startups with a global road-map

One-year-old ed-tech accelerator Edugild believes in having a distinguished approach. In a country where most accelerators are either tech focused or generalistic, Edugild decided to be country’s first ed-tech startup accelerator. It does not work with test prep, e-learning, and tutorial startups ...

19 September, 2016 | More »

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Ed-tech startup Stoodnt gets funding from Google’s Rajan Anandan

Stoodnt, an educational-technology firm which facilitates interaction between students and admission counsellors or educational institutions, has raised $300,000 (Rs 2 crore) in a seed funding round led by Google India managing director Rajan Anandan, the startup’s founder told TechCircle. The com...

12 September, 2016 | More »

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