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Hobby Class Curator, FindURClass, Raises Funding From VentureNursery

Hobby Class Curator, FindURClass, Raises Funding From VentureNursery

Mumbai-based FindUrClass, an extracurricular activity and hobby class curation startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a set of angel investors associated with VentureNursery.

Prominent angel investors who participated in the round include Amit Patni, Anirudh Damani and Samir Shah.

The startup will use the funds to scale up and expand to more Tier 1 cities. It recently expanded to Pune and Bangalore offering over 5000 classes to choose from.

Launched in 2015 by a former director at KPMG, Rina Nathani, FindURClass allows users to search and shortlist hobby classes based on their interest, location and price. Users can also experience the class through videos and photographs along with checking schedules, pricing, descriptions for classes and class providers online. With this, it also provides an access to review, rate, book and pay for the classes as per their choice.

Rina Nathani, founder and CEO of FindURClass, said, “Our experience in Mumbai pointed to a growing trend among Indian families to invest about one-third of their education spend on extracurricular activities. This trend is driven by the growing emphasis on overall development of kids and more and more young Indians opting for passion-based careers.”

The startup has over 20,000 classes listed on the platform for Mumbai with over 100 categories ranging from art and craft, sports and adventure, singing, music & dance, cooking and photography among others. The platform claims that it not only aggregates trainers hyper-locally but also curates classes keeping in mind safety, security, hygiene and instructor quality.

The startup also works with leading international schools to strengthen them after school extracurricular activity programs. It launched ‘UR Family Activity Pass’ giving more families an option to engage in activities together.

Prior to this, FindUrClass had raised $220K (INR 1.5 Cr) in angel funding led by angels associated with VentureNursery.

FindURClass competes with startup like Butterfly Interactive, a startup that is an online marketplace for extra curricular activities and hobby sciences. It raised an undisclosed amount in angel round funding from a group of Delhi-based angel investors. Another startup, Actizone, an online marketplace for booking and discovery of kids related activities, got acquired by Giftxoxo, recently.

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