Mumbai-based elearning startup Vlurn, a platform for online courses has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Vidyadhar Sarfare, MD & CEO of Accord Group.

knowstartup_VLRMThe funds raised will be used to hire talent and for development of its mobile app. It will also be used to build studio infrastructure and for marketing and promotion of the courses.

Founded in 2014, by Mithil Pawar and Ashutosh Prajapati, Vlurn, is an integrated elearning platform. It partners with best trainers and coaching institutes in the country to offer a wide range of online courses. These courses are offered across a variety of learning categories such as finance, IT, arts & music, languages, math & science, entrance exams and free courses.

Mithil Pawar, co-founder, Vlurn, said,

“Vlurn wants to become a go-to place, for anyone who wants to learn from the best trainers in India. It is not a marketplace for buying and selling of courses but it is an integrated platform where learners search and choose courses based on their requirements and then undertake them in a collaborative manner with fellow learners.”

Currently, the portal provides around 50 different online courses in six verticals. It has about 2000 registered users who have undertaken more than 5000 hours of training in various courses.

Vidyadhar Sarafare, MD & CEO of Accord Group, said, “We feel that there are a lot of competitive niches in the overall learning market and we backed Vlurn to focus on offering video based training of some top notch trainers in India. This is a very large target market with multiple streams and online trainings are at an unprecedented inflection point, given the rapid rise in internet penetration and mobile phone usage.”

Accord Group is a Pune-based company with a background in IT and healthcare businesses.

India’s online education market size is predicted to grow to $40 billion by 2017 from the present $20 billion. More than half of the country’s 1 billion population falls in the target market for education and related services and has the highest growth rate in the world in self-paced e-learning.

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