Career Anna, a leading curated learning platform has raised INR 3 crore structured financing from a group of angel investors represented by Subinder Khurana.
Funds will be used to launch a series of PRO Degree online learning programs on Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, DevOps and other new-technology fields where demand for talent far exceeds supply.
Founded in 2014, Career Anna is on the mission to empower over 500 million students and professionals across India and emerging countries, with opportunities and skills in high growth careers of their choice.
The efforts aim at providing an end to end solution to the opportunities, skill and employability problem as per industry needs. With a vision to transform over 1 million lives by 2020, Career Anna has already positively impacted 25000+ students and professionals.
“We bring in select experts and professionals from academia and industry to leverage our technology platform to create video-driven online learning courses, and then take these courses to learners with the assurance of quantitative and positive outcomes.” says Varun Saxena, CEO, Career Anna.
Varun Saxena is an MBA from one of the country’s reputed B School, NITIE Mumbai. He also holds a Certificate in Entrepreneurship Essentials from HBX-Harvard Business School.
Career Anna enables students, professionals & even unemployed youth to ace exams, acquire skills & get into high growth careers. Users can select career paths & job roles they want to enter, undertake a program to acquire industry skills or ace an entrance exam, do real life industry projects and get hired by the ever growing list of partner companies.
“Ensuring a smooth learning process has been our strength. We pair each student with an industry mentor/alumnus of the top institute, who provides real-world context, frequent feedback to continuously improve, resulting in 94% course completion rate, which is significantly higher than other platforms offering MOOC. 82% NPS and more than 40% non incentivised referral rate reflect customer satisfaction.” adds Ayushi Marwah, Head – Operations, Career Anna.
“Career Anna team brings a fresh perspective to online learning by addressing the gaps which prevented online learning from becoming the primary source of learning. The team is passionate about driving quantitative outcomes for students & professionals, in sync with what companies are looking out for while hiring upskilled workforce in today’s world, where technology and skill requirements change every 6 months.” says Subinder, who is on the Board of Advisors for Career Anna.
Subinder is currently a Member of the Board at TiE Delhi, member of NASSCOM Product Council, and was earlier the Chair of TiE Entrepreneurship Nurturing Program and a NASSCOM-Emerge Mentor.
“We believe in onboarding only high quality and experienced educators for our students which in turn ensures they build a fulfilling career. This is the reason why only 2% of more than 50 educators who reach out to us every month (since last 2 quarters); from other platforms like Unacademy, Unanth and Udemy are able to get certified by our Quality team.” says Varun in concluding remarks.