With the unprecedented growth in the tech startups in the country, foreign investors are looking at this as a potential investment ground. The Indian startup scene has been magnetic lately and they are the investment of the moment.With all that is going on in this front, Edutech Startups are no exception to this wave and the Edutech Startup space has also witnessed growth like never before.
So, as we close the year 2015 let’s take a look at the top 10 education startups in India for this year.
Launched in 2009 by Krishna Kumar, Bangalore based Simplilearn provides a suite of professional certification courses, trained about 2 lakh users and conducts 500 unique classes every month. It has a number of courses across multiple categories and intends to add 200 more courses with over 3500 hours of HD eLearning content. The company has presence in 150+ countries.
Toppr was founded in 2013 by Hayath and Hemanth Goteti. Hayath previously worked with Opera Solutions and ITC Ltd. Goteti previously headed engineering at Futurebazaar.com and worked with Qlip Media, Synechron and Ubiquity Inc. The platform has about 500,000 enrollments and is on its way to enroll 500,000 more in the next three-four months.
Founded in 2003, Bangalore-based SportzVillage is a sports management service provider. It offers sports marketing and events, school sports, sports infrastructure services, new media in sports and sports ticketing. SportzVillage operates three businesses – SportzConsult, a sports management company, catering largely to corporate institutions, and EduSports, which works with schools to provide physical education and sports programmes.
Bengaluru-based online tutoring startup Vedantu, launched by four IITians – Vamsi Krishna, Anand Prakash, Saurabh Saxena, Pulkit Jain, six months back. In six months’ time, the platform has enabled 5000+ hours of learning, with over 100 teachers active on their platform and more than 1000 active student users from across 41 Indian cities.
5. Jigsaw Academy
Jigsaw Academy, the online school of analytics, is based out of Bangalore. Jigsaw Academy was founded in 2011 by Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti. Jigsaw Academy, is an award winning institute that offers courses in Big Data and data analytics at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, as well as specialized courses for specific sectors.
Plancess was founded by three IIT students in 2011, to provide better facilities for future IIT enthusiasts in form of video lectures delivered by top 100 rankers of IIT JEE. The company also provides fresh study materials and video tutorials to students preparing for boards, IIT JEE exam and other engineering entrance examinations.
EduKart.com was started in 2011 by alumni of Stanford University, Ishan Gupta and Mayank Gupta (IIM). It is an online platform for enrollment into online and distance degree, diploma and certificate courses. Also, the company is targeting targeting revenue of $8-10 million and looking to announce its first profit by the end of this fiscal.
CollegeDekho, is an online platform that connects colleges with students. Founded by Ruchir Arora and Arshinder Randhawa, CollegeDekho, provides a transparent, open platform that facilitates interaction between students and colleges. The startup helps students discover the right career choices.
Meetuniv.com is an leading college search and information website for students looking at to pursue higher education abroad. The website offers one of the largest course information listing of undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses in abroad.
LogicRoots, founded in 2011 by Gunjan Agrawal and Kunal Gandhi, the startup creates games to boost mathematical skills, like in arithmetic, fractions, decimals and memory building, for school kids. It uses online marketplaces such as Amazon and Flipkart to sell its math board games and it has also tie-ups with schools in India. The company has developed games for grade 1-5.