Ahmedabad-based edtech startup LearnVern announced on Monday that it has raised $1Mn from undisclosed investors. Apparently, the funding seems to be a seed funding round. LearnVern said that it will use the funds to upscale its technology for developing seamless mobile & web platforms and create new courses in different languages.
Founded in 2020, LearnVern is an online education platform that teaches students professional courses in their own native languages. The Ahmedabad headquartered company has been formed around the philosophy that students easily decipher the most difficult concepts when they learn them in their own native languages.
The platform currently teaches 37 job-oriented courses, ranging from software development, IT, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and digital marketing. It claims that till date nearly 37 lakh students have registered on its platform.
Commenting about the funding, LearnVern’s co-founder & CEO said “At LearnVern we’re excited about the funding – it comes at a time when we are looking to scale and reach out to over four crore students studying in colleges in India. India’s newly launched educational policy 2020 talks about vocational educational and vernacular as the two most transformative changes, which we had envisioned as the requirement of India’s students and launched our solution to meet that need.”
The one-year-old startup has also tied with premium institutes like AITCE and NSDC Skill India Training partner to offer quality vocational courses to students that helps them in increasing their employability.
Today there are many edtech platforms that provide job oriented professional courses. But there are not many platforms that offer courses in vernacular languages. In that sense, the Ahmedabad based startup is catering to a market that is still largely unexplored and probably has immense potential to grow in tier 2 & tier 3 towns of India, touted as Bharat.