Learntron, a learning technology start-up, has raised an undisclosed Pre-Series A round from Mumbai-based Kae Capital. The company’s focus is on the developing Asia market and the company has a good base in the Middle East.
The ed-tech startup is founded by serial entrepreneurs Subbu and Kuljit, who exited their previous ed-tech previous venture to a European education fund.
Commenting on this investment, Subbu, CEO and Co-Founder, an alum of IIT-Madras, ISB and McKinsey, said,
We are happy to partner with Kae Capital, which really understands how start-ups are built, in our investment journey. Conventional wisdom says do not invest in ed-tech companies. We are a unique company in that we cater to education and corporate, focusing on learning as a core theme. While learning is the core of the education sector, enterprises are starting to realise that learning can be a strategic organisational lever that can improve business performance. And the tenets of a good learning platform are the same for both education and corporate.
Kuljit, COO and Co-Founder of the company, said,
Brick and mortar educational institutions are looking at new delivery models for learning. Online learning companies are becoming mainstream and there are no limits to what you can learn online. Now, enterprises are also looking at mobile learning as a key driver of productivity. We have a unique platform that can cater to the learning needs of both education and enterprise.
The USPs of the Learntron platform include how they have brought the latest learning design principles like bite-sized learning, social learning, gamification and micro-learning and created a solid, feature-rich product. A key element of Learntron is live learning which works in low-bandwidth conditions. “We have reinvented the virtual classroom experience to make it activity-based and interactive, as opposed to boring screen-share webinars. Our technology is resilient and works in bandwidth as low as 100 kbps, which despite the 4G revolution, is the reality of internet infrastructure in India.”, said Kuljit.
Learntron’s customers in enterprise include the Mahindra Group, Britannia, Scope International and Delhivery and its education customers include TalentEdge, DPS Doha, Birla Schools Kolkata and GD Goenka Schools.
The company has recently launched sports courses in partnership with Baseline Ventures, the sports management firm that manages P V Sindhu’s and Ravindra Jadeja’s endorsements. In this arrangement, Baseline gets the faculty and Learntron manages the technology and delivery.