Codeyoung is a startup based in Bengaluru that provides live online classes to K12 students. They have received a funding of an undisclosed amount from a US-based VC firm VC Guild Capital.
It was founded by IIT-Delhi alumni Shailendra Dhakad and Rupika Taneja in November 2019.
“We started our journey by making programs in coding as a way to impart necessary skills to school kids in an enjoyable and engaging way. Now, we have more than 15,000+ kids globally enrolled in our various programs. The funding will help us in reaching out to more students and launching more programs aligned with our vision,” said Rupika Taneja, Co-founder, Codeyoung.
According to Shailendra Dhakad, Co-founder of Codeyoung, the startup plans to launch several coding courses and engagement initiatives that will address the learning gaps, thus contributing towards the child’s overall educational well-being.
“We believe coding will be as important as any other language skill in the coming days, and introducing such courses at an early age will be crucial. We are proud to partner with the Codeyoung team and help them achieve their vision,” Apoorv Gautam, India Head and COO, Guild Capital, added.
“The trust shown by investors has further fueled our desire to make coding more fun and contextual for school kids across the world,” he stated.