Delhi-based edtech startup, Civilsdaily, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding led by Manoj Kumar of Malgharia along with a few HNIs.
Founded in 2015 by Shikhar Sachan and Rohit Pande, Civilsdaily aggregates and curates news items that are relevant for test preparation, from authenticated news sources. The platform is an online education venture by Apeirogon and is also available on Android.
The education and media startup offers information on current affairs; and on the mobile app it offers the information in flashcard format wherein it breaks down important news – minus the opinions and the jargon – into a fact-based format for readers to understand easily. The news is then connected to its backstory via algorithmic tagging of related flashcards, which gives a comprehensive understanding of its evolution.
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How It Works
An aspirant can log on to the website and browse through materials available from several of its categories, namely Economics, Environment and Biodiversity, Geography, History, Polity, Science & Tech, Trivia, and World Events. Besides, to make things easier for the candidate, the website offers an aggregated section of content called ‘CD Hub’, where he/she can get a concise view of all the important and relevant events and news happening across the world.
The raised funding will be used for team expansion, product development and exploring upcoming sectors of news consumption. “We will add Hindi module for daily newscards to cater to the audience, which do not have a reliable medium for preparation. Additionally, we have plans to upgrade our content management system to release niche offerings in other sectors of news consumption,” said Shikhar Sachan, co-founder of Civilsdaily.
With the Civilsdaily development, Apeirogon also looks forward to expand and reimagine news and its communities, by understanding news reading patterns across sectors. It now focuses to develop a universal app around the political and social narratives of Indian news and engage people in it.
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