Mumbai-based edtech startup Genius Teacher has raised $2 Mn funding from Whiteboard Capital and VKG Venture LLP, along with 50 early-stage investors across India and the US.
These investors include WhatsApp India CEO Abhijit Bose, Cred CEO Kunal Shah, Freecharge cofounder Sandeep Tandon, Proptiger CEO Dhruv Agarwal, Mmone online CEO Justin Sway, Cvent cofounder Dan Lapus, Let’s Venture president Nimish Kampanu, Snapdeal’s former VP Gaurav Gupta, AWS India’s ex MD Bikram Bedi and Fynd cofounder Farooq Adam.
Genius Teacher was founded in 2016 by Housing.com’s Cofounder Advitiya Sharma, Gaurav Lahoti and Ruturaj Atre. It is an AI-based quiz edtech startup focusing on the K12 segment and creating personalised interest-based engaging content to enhance the learning experience for students. The company has created over 5K quizzes on its platforms and nearly 10K interest-based personalised videos. The company also claims to have onboarded more than 100 schools, 2,000 teachers, and 70,000 paid students with a record 100% renewal rate.
It uses strong interests like food, movies, sports nature and more to make learning maths, science and English more enjoyable. The company is registered under the name Genius Learning Labs Pvt Ltd which supports over 10+ curriculums and provides real rewards like scholarships and internships with big companies like Whatsapp, Mahindra & Mahindra, Singapore University, IIT(M) and many more.
Advitiya Sharma, Co-founder, Genius Learning Labs Pvt Ltd said, “Genius Teacher is all about transforming boring education to a learning adventure. We have a big vision to be the best quiz-based learning platform loved by millions of children in K-12. Our big innovation of Interest-based learning teaches children like never before.”