ConveGenius an India and Singapore based ed-tech startup raised a funding of Rs 6 crore from The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. The funds will be used to provide an engaging and impactfull education for the masses.
It was founded in 2013 by Jairaj Bhattacharya and Shashank Pandey. It aims to make education fun, affordable and rewarding. It is mobile only and provides products focusing on skill development and education via smartphones by using adaptive analysis, gamificationa & intelligent content aggregation.
Jairaj Bhattacharya, co-founder and CEO of ConveGenius, said,
“We are excited to be backed by MSDF in our endeavour to reach 3 million children across India and other emerging markets by 2020, thus working towards bridging the gap between the availability and accessibility of good quality educational content. With the current investment, we seek to scale our operations, build on our existing archive of educational content by aggregating more exciting content providers across various languages, and further strengthen our technology for self-learning by building in intelligence and Adaptivity on the CONVEGENIUS Slate platform.”
It curates content from multiple companies including Chipper Sage, StoryWeaver from Pratham Books and Mexus Education. It uses data analytics tools and assessments to track students progress made in real time and provide them proper learning paths.
US based Michael & Susan Foundation was founded in 1999 to transform the children lives living in urban poverty with better education, health and family economic stability. It has invested more than $147 Million in non profit and social enterprises in India.
Prachi Windlass, Director for Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s India Education portfolio said,
“Unlike most EdTech companies that are spending all their time and resources on creating more content, ConveGenius has taken a bold approach: to be a platform leveraging already available content in order to focus its energies on effective delivery and impact.”
ConveGenius raised around $300k in pre series round A of funding in November 2015. Other players in this segment are BYJU, Vedantu, Toppr, Edukart and Simplilearn.