CollegeDekho, is an online platform that connects colleges with students. CollegeDekho recently raised a seedfunding of US$ 1 million from GirnarSoft. GirnarSoft, the parent company of India’s online automobile marketplace CarDekho.com, recently invested US $1 million in education start-up.Girnar Soft is looking at tech-driven industry solutions for various industry verticals that can help circumvent the traditional roadblocks associated with them. And CollegeDekho looks like a potential investment for the company.
Amit Jain, the CEO of GirnarSoft said,
“Higher education in India is a market segment that requires a fresh approach to overcome the incumbent inertia. We quite liked the idea of a disruptive development that could assist students in making more informed choices. Additionally, the synergy of the team at CollegeDekho also played a vital role in convincing us to invest into the venture,”
CollegeDekho is majorly focused at solving the bottlenecks present in the college admissions process. CollegeDekho, wants to create a transparent open platform that facilitates interaction between students and colleges.
Ruchir Arora, the CEO of CollegeDekho says,
“In India at any point of time there are around 30 million students enrolled in around 36,000 colleges. Despite being the third largest higher education market in the world, it is hugely underpenetrated and offers significant growth potential,”
The company aims at provieding the students with authentic, comprehensive and unbiased information regarding colleges.
CollegeDekho aims at using the funds towards developing its platform, building its team and marketing. This feeks like a major landmark in the untapped education startup sector.