Notesgen raises additional funding from GHV, existing investors

For-Notesgen-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-5313136791Delhi-based Notesgen Technologies Pvt Ltd, which runs peer-to-peer ed-tech startup Notesgen, has raised an additional Rs 1 crore ($148,000) in angel funding from GHV accelerator and existing angel investors, the company said in a statement. Notesgen had previously raised Rs 1 crore from angel investors in 2015. The startup will use the funds to enhance […]

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

VidyarthaEd-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 profiles of students to highlight their learning style and the path they should adopt, […]

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Chandrasekarans in startup world: It’s resolve, not the IIT-IIM tag, that matters

The elevation of Tata lifer N Chandrasekaran as chairman of India’s most revered corporate group—the $103-billion salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Sons—begs the much-debated question: Does one’s college pedigree matter? Corner offices at top business houses, both in India and abroad, are usually occupied by alumni of global business schools and leading engineering colleges. But Chandra, or […]

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Exclusive: Ed-tech startup Byju’s to acquire gaming apps in US for up to $30 mn

Byju Raveendran, founder and chief executive of Byju’sBangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s, incorporated as Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd, is scouting for acquisitions in the US to accelerate its international expansion. The company is evaluating a couple of gaming and learning apps that cater to the lower grades, starting from kindergarten. Byju Raveendran, founder and chief executive of Byju’s, told TechCircle that the […]

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

For-Byju-Story-VC_ThinkstockPhotos-514236802Ed-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 one of four potential investors. IFC had also made a disclosure […]

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Exclusive: Norwest Ventures-backed iProf winding up operations

For-EPathshala-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-525033566_AE-learning and test preparation company iProf Learning Solutions India Pvt. Ltd is winding down its operations, according to two people familiar with the matter. iProf’s website has not been operational for nearly a month now. “The organisation is in the process to closing down its operations,” a person who works at the company told Techcircle. […]

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Ed-tech startup XSEED secures Series B funding from Verlinvest

For-GolfLan-Story-TC_ThinkstockPhotos-493884265-copySingapore and Bangalore-based ed-tech startup XSEED Education has secured over $10 million in its Series B round of funding from Belgium’s family-owned consumer-sector focused investment company Verlinvest SA. The company will use the proceeds from this round to scale its presence to reach 10 million children by strengthening its technology platform, international footprint, and brand […]

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Exclusive: Ed-tech startup Prozo raises pre-Series A round

Prozo.com, an online marketplace for buying and selling study material, has raised its pre-Series A round of funding from a

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