Unacademy a Bangalore based Education technology platform has raised $500,000 funding from Blume Ventures, along with angel clutch including Sumit Jain CommonFloor founder, Phanindra Sama RedBus founder and Google’s Rajan Anandan among others. Other investor included Sujeet Kumar former Flipkart executive and Aprameya Radhakrishna founder of TaxiForSure.
Unacademy was founded by Gaurav Munjal, Roman Saini and one IAS officer who took part in the company after resigning as the Assistant Collector of Jabalpur. It allows the users to create courses on their platform. Unacademy provide high quality videos for free for the users. Their goal is to include all the languages on their platform with best explanation of every educational topic. Learners can also keep a track of their progress of the course they are studying.
With more than 150k subscribers Unacamedy youtube channel claims to have 1 million video views per month and it provides 1500 lessons including cracking government exams to learning new languages.
Gaurav Munjal, CEO, Unacademy said
“Unacademy’s vision is to distribute knowledge of the educators and innovators in the form of mini courses having lessons of not more than 10 minutes each.”
Karthik Reddy,Managing Partner at Blume Ventures said
“Unacademy is a manifestation of the team’s vision to make all forms of educative material so intuitive and accessible that learning becomes extremely interesting and scalable. By fluidly weaving them into the content format that Unacademy has, teaching and learning can be truly democratic – at an unprecedented scale.”