Led by Ex-IAS officer, Unacademy a education technology platform has raised $500,000 led by Blume Ventures. Google’s Rajan Anandan, CommonFloor founder Sumit Jain and redBus founder Phanindra Sama, among others has also participated.
“Unacademy’s vision is to distribute knowledge of the educators and innovators in the form of mini courses having lessons of not more than 10 minutes each,” said Gaurav Munjal, CEO, Unacademy, who started the company along with 24-year old Roman Saini.
“Delivery of education in India needs radical shifts,” and Karthik Reddy,Managing Partner, Blume Ventures. “Unacademy is a manifestation of the team’s vision to make all forms of educative material so intuitive and accessible that learning becomes extremely interesting and scalable,” he added.
As we know Roman Saini one of India’s youngest IAS officers, who resigned as the Assistant Collector of Jabalpur to start the Unacademy along with Gaurav Munjal.
Unacademy allows educators to create courses on the platform. All educators go through an interview process and selection is based on their experience. The company then helps educators create free courses on its platform.
The company’s YouTube channel has more than 15 million video views making it one of the top educational channels in the country, with more than 1500 lessons ranging from learning a new language to cracking government examinations.
The other startups in the ed-tech space include Byju, Vidyanext, flipClass, Simplilearn, Edureka and Toppr.