Whiz League, an India-based edtech startup delivering celebrity-driven and skill enhancement programs to both children and adults, has bagged US$ 300K in a Seed round led by ITI Growth Opportunities on 12 August 2021.
Investors: ITI Growth Opportunities featured as the lead investor in the latest funding round with Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs India and Maheshwari Investments involvement.
Purpose of the funding: The startup seeks to deploy the proceeds from the investment round towards generating the content, increasing the customer base, introducing more skill enhancement programs, and improving user engagement.
About Whiz League
Established in 2020 by Natasha Jain and Sonia Agarwal, Whiz League offers customers a chance to potentially partner with these famous personalities and professionals in one-on-one counselling, internships, expedited auditions, funding, etc. The interface gives access to a plethora of courses in different genres such as cooking, hospitality, fashion, designing, and several other arts. Famous personalities such as Sonaakshi Raaj, Rocky Star, Priyank Sukhija, Guru Randhawa, Mukesh Chhabra, Jayesh Sachdev and Ranveer Brar are some of the mentors featured on the interface. In addition to the senior lessons, the platform also gives access to several celebrity junior modules focused on catering to children between the ages of 6 to 17. Since its inception in April, the firm has witnessed accelerated growth in terms of customers, content, and intercourse.
What the Founder has to say: “It is exhilarating to intrigue over 30,000 customers in merely four months and rejoice with our current progress. We envisage building one of the biggest learning platforms to offer skill-developing programs and feature celebrities as mentors and tutors, with the ultimate focus on new-age occupations witnessing a significant disparity.”- Natasha Jain, Co-Founder of Whiz League.
What the Investors have to say: “We have strong confidence in the growing progress of the edtech domain, the paradigm, the service, and primarily, the workforce committed to make Whiz League a leading corporation in the coming years.”- Mohit Gulati, Director of ITI Investments. “It is an honour to financially support the founders of Whiz League in their attempt to drive the firm to become a pioneer in the celebrity-driven edtech industry in India. We feel the founders have the right expertise and potential to make their dreams a reality.”- Ajay Lavakare and Paula Mariwala, Co-Presidents of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs India.
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