I am not sure about many other startups selling to schools, but we had a hard time to cross gatekeeper and speak with the principal of the school. Our first few customers (schools) were from references only and slowly we found some more customers who were willing to try our product.
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.
The firm will use the newly raised capital to upgrade its platform, increasing its course portfolio and strengthen its marketing efforts. Over the next three years, EduKart is looking to drive $100mn worth of sales for its course providers and aims to enroll 100,000+ students each year. Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities have been on the startup’s growth radar.
IIMBx is starting off with four courses, two in July 2015, one in August 2015 and one in October 2015. All courses are now open for enrollment and will teach Business, IT, Statistics and Operations Management. Students will have access to all course materials, tests and the online discussion forum for free if they pursue an honor code or pay Rs 1,500 for a Verified Certificate of Achievement.
Meritnation offers online assessment-based learning solutions for kindergarten to class 12 students. The latest investment brings up InfoEdge’s investment in the startup to about Rs 97 crore (approx $15 mn), and increases its stake from the 55.81% it controlled at the end of the previous round.
EasyPrep, is a customized exam creation platform for schools, coaching institutes and teachers and an exam preparation platform for students. I
Started in 2013, Purple Squirrel Eduventures connects students with industry partners for field visits, workshops and hands on practical experiences.