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Former Housing.com Co-founder’s Edtech Startup Genius Raises US$ 2M Funding

Former Housing.com Co-founder’s Edtech Startup Genius Raises US$ 2M Funding
Former Housing.com Co-founder’s Edtech Startup Genius Raises US$ 2M Funding

Genius Teacher, the Edtech startup launched by Housing.com founder Advitiya Sharma in India, has bagged an angel funding round worth US$ 2 million.

About 50 early-stage investors have invested in Genius Teacher, which includes Abhijit Bose – CEO at WhatsApp India, Kunal Shah – CEO at Cred, Sandeep Tandon – Co-founder at Freecharge, Dhruv Agarwal – CEO at PropTiger, Justin Sway – CEO at MMone Online, Dan Lapus – Cofounder at Cvent, Nimish Kampani – President at Let’s Venture, Gaurav Gupta – ex-VP at Snapdeal, Bikram Bedi – ex-MD at AWS India and Farooq Adam – Co-founder at Fynd.

Investors Whiteboard Capital and VKG Ventures LLP, have also invested in Genius Teacher.

Sharma, who resigned from Housing.com in March 2016, had set up the quiz-based e-learning arena focusing on the K-12 category. It has already provided services to almost 70,000 students as a B2B platform. Using its new B2C platform, Sharma plans to expand the service to about 500,000 paid subscriptions in the next 9-12 months.

“India’s K-12 category is a $25 billion market with Rs 15,000-20,000 average household spend,” Sharma, CEO Genius Teacher added. Online training platforms in the K-12 category are predicted to extend 6.3 instances by 2022, to build a $1.7 billion market.

“Learning content has failed to spark children’s curiosity, the average time spent on even the most popular educational app in India today is only 71 minutes; on the contrary, Genius Teacher clocks an average of 180 minutes,” Bose, WhatsApp’s CEO added. 

K-12 and post K-12 segment Ed-tech users in both paid and free user categories have increased, with the user base doubling to 90 million, according to a report by RedSeer and Omidyar Network. Ed-tech has highly benefited from the Covid-19 pandemic, with millions of parents and students turning to online courses as education institutions pan India remain closed.

About Genius Teacher

Genius Teacher
Genius Teacher

It was founded in 2016 by Advitiya Sharma and Gaurav Lahoti. Genius Teacher is a full-stack ed-tech company which creates engaging educational content for K-10, gives a fun learning experience to the students and provides real-time insights to the educators. The products are used by teachers to teach the standard board curriculum with thought-provoking stories and fun facts from around the globe. Apart from the class, students can also use the product at home to revise and learn the topics in detail. Interactive platform with practical content provides real-time analytics and insights to the teacher on how to enhance learning. It is currently working with schools and learners in APAC regions, with plans to launch soon in the EMEA region as well.

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