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India’s Record-breaking Funding Spree

India’s startups seem to have found the golden pot — raising a record $26 billion in the first eight months of 2021. …


Between September 16, 2021 and September 30, 2021, we saw twelve companies in the Indian EdTech space getting funded or acquired. Companies that got funded came from diverse segments such as Upskilling/Reskilling, Higher Education, Upskilling/Reskilling, K-12 learning, and Coding.

Who Got a Slice?

  • Genext Students (Majority, Undisclosed): End-to-end teaching solution for tutors — curriculum…

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Covid-19 has given the world an opportunity to pause and think about where we are going wrong. One of the biggest opportunities is to explore education through technology, and solve a problem that is deeply rooted within the world — “Not all children enjoy the basic right to education”. …


Between September 1, 2021 and September 16, 2021, we saw fourteen companies in the Indian EdTech space getting funded or acquired. Companies that got funded came from diverse segments such as Coding, Upskilling / Reskilling, Test Prep, College Counselling, Career Acceleration, Language Learning, Music Learning, and Community Platforms.

Who Got a Slice?

  • Codingal (Seed…


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Himanshu Dulani is a Mumbai-based dancer with ~800K subscribers on YouTube and ~500K followers on Instagram. While this social media following comes from across the country, Himanshu has majorly taught only in Mumbai and Delhi, as dancing as a form has had locational constraints.

With hour long workshops costing around…


Between August 16, 2021 and August 31, 2021, we saw five companies in the Indian EdTech space getting funded or acquired. Companies that got funded came from diverse segments such as Upskilling/Reskilling, Game Streaming, Extra-Curricular, and Coding.

Who Got a Slice?

  • Kalam Labs (Pre-Seed, Undisclosed): Kalam Labs is a live game streaming startup that…


Are Asia’s largest governments succeeding in regulating education?

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Institutionalized learning represents an effective platform for governments to control the long-term future of a nation, as it plays a monumental role in defining an individual’s, a group’s, and ultimately, a nation’s probabilities of success. Although measuring success is a constant debate in itself, one could argue that it can…


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We love new things.

Our brains are actually hardwired to love novelty. There is a reason why moving to a new city or a new town is exciting, and why you can not wait to get your hands on that new iPhone 25s+.

When you first think about Cohort Based…


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There has been tremendous momentum driving the D2C (Direct-to-Consumer) industry in India with both entrepreneurs and investors backing the new-age brands having a strong digital presence. In the last 5 years, more than 600 D2C brands have been launched in India with more than $2.5 billion already being pumped in.


Between August 01, 2021 and August 15, 2021, we saw ten companies in the Indian EdTech space getting funded or acquired. Companies that got funded came from diverse segments such as Upskilling/Reskilling, Higher Education, Early Education, Language Learning Platform, and Test-Prep.

Who Got a Slice?

  • BlueLearn (Pre-Seed, $450K): Founded in 2021, BlueLearn is a…

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