Unitus Seed Fund has led the seed round investment in LabInApp, a Hubli-based education startup. Other investors in this round include Madan Padaki led Sylvant Advisors and angel investor Subhash Reddy (former e4e).
LabInApp is a 3D, interactive virtual laboratory tool that focuses on heuristic approach of understanding science. This heuristic ideology allows students and teachers to perform science experiments on computers or mobile devices, and eliminates the physical barriers of an actual laboratory. LabInApp’s real-time 3D computer graphics technology promotes “learn by doing” pedagogy. This improves students’ conceptual realization and arouses curiosity by its playful learning environment.
In India, 75% schools lack proper science laboratory facilities and most schools catering to BoP lack access to good quality science teachers. Students are thus unable to understand the basics of science that involves experimentation.
As part of the curriculum, schools have experiments for physics, chemistry and biology, but most often these are done in groups and the time spent for each experiment by the student is very little leaving limited ability to tweak and learn. LabInApp addresses this gap, and enables the student to experiment directly with each concept without the need for a physical setup.