Delhi Based Collegedunia Raises Rs 3 Crore In Pre-Series A Funding

The round was led by Umang Kimar, co-founder of Gaadi. The startup was founded in 2014 by Sahil Chalana who is an Alumni from BITS Pilani. It is an extensive search engine for the students, parents, and education industry players who are seeking information on higher education sector in India and abroad.
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Company Name : Collegedunia
Funding Amount : Rs 3 crore
Investor(s) Umang Kumar
Funding Round : Pre-Series A


Collegedunia has raised Rs 3 crore in Pre-Series A funding round from Umang Kumar, co-founder and CEO of Gaadi.

The startup was founded in 2014 by Sahil Chalana who is an Alumni from BITS Pilani. Collegedunia have scaled the traffic to top 2000 websites in India and have 40000 ++ unique visitors per day basis which will be scale up to 1 Lac ++ in next few months, claims the company.

It is an extensive search engine for the students, parents, and education industry players who are seeking information on higher education sector in India and abroad.

The Delhi based company has also launched a college search engine on Android and has achieved more than 10000 installs. Collegedunia claims to feature 12000 colleges/institutes/Universities and fees structure on its platform.

It plans to reach 1 lakh visitors /day and cross 1 million installs in the next six months.  It covers areas like fee, placement, alumni record, rankings, awards and extra-curricular activities.

2 comments
  1. Am I reading correctly that this company got funded because of the traffic it is generating to its site ??? or is it something else too.. did not get any logic behind this company’s funding or anything unique or worth noting except that the founder is a well established guy.

    if it got funded because of traffic, then one of my friends runs http://targetstudy.com which has better information, better traffic (much better global and india ranking than collegedunia on Alexa) and it has not only all the college information from India but about entrance exams, schools, courses, and anything and everything about education. The only business model he runs is advertisements and his revenue is already upwards of a Rs 1 crore. I am sure Collegedunia is not making revenue of that sort till now ?

    What am I missing in my understanding in this article ?

  2. Really,

    Are You Mentioning Targetstudy?

    Try to judge Collegedunia as a product even if it is in a very nascent phase, the website has very good pool of data. Although, it will be a decision of investors but generally funding is made on How promising the startup will be in upcoming years. Targetstudy traffic is almost stagnant since last few years and no innovation has been made in terms of product. But meanwhile collegedunia has made significant development in Product and Traction both.

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