India’s largest free education platform Unacademy has raised $500,000 led by Blume Ventures along with a clutch of investors.
Investors in the round include, Google’s Rajan Anandan, CommonFloor founder Sumit Jain, redBus founder Phanindra Sama, TaxiForSure’s founder Aprameya Radhakrishna, and former Flipkart executive Sujeet Kumar.
Founded by Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, Dr Roman Saini and Sachin Gupta in December 2015, the platform acts as a free education tool. Unacademy started as a Youtube channel by Gaurav Munjal in 2010, which featured educational talks by experts.
“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,” said Gaurav Munjal, CEO, Unacademy.
“Delivery of education in India needs radical shifts. 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,” said Karthik Reddy, Managing Partner, Blume Ventures.
The startup claims to have received over 15 million views till date on its video channel, with more than 1500 lessons ranging from learning a new language to cracking government examinations. Unacademy is aiming to grow to 1 Mn registered users by the end of 2016.