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Edtech Startup Math Buddy Raises $440K From Menterra Venture Advisors

Edtech Startup Math Buddy Raises $440K From Menterra Venture Advisors

Edtech startup Math Buddy has raised $438K (INR 3 Cr) from Menterra Venture Advisors, an early-stage impact fund that makes investments in startups working in the agriculture, energy, education, healthcare, and skill sectors.

The funding will be used to expand operations to more schools and strengthen training modules for teachers.

Founded in 2010 by Kannan and Bharathy Bharadwaj, the Vadodara-based startup partners with schools to provide interactive mathematics learning modules for students from class I to X. The startup uses virtually interactive software combined with activities for aesthetic, visual, and auditory education in a classroom.

Talking about the funding, Bharathy Bharadwaj, co-founder, Math Buddy said, “We want to make a difference in the way children learn math, irrespective of what kind of schools they go to. We are also working on vernacular support and local curriculum alignments so that schools from any nook and corner of India can use our product.”

As per an official statement, the company offers 1,500 activities, 800 interactive worksheets and an online Olympiad to students in 200 schools across 19 states. It aims to work with 2,000 schools in the next three years.

In January this year, Chennai-based social business incubator, Villgro completed its first round of fundraising from Menterra Venture Advisors.

In September 2016, Bengaluru-based edtech startup BYJU’s raised $50 Mn in funding led by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), along with Sequoia Capital. Online study platform Zeroinfy also raised an undisclosed amount in Seed funding from Calcutta Angels Network (CAN).

Other major players in the sector include Edukart, classteacher.com, Embibe, Toppr, and AlmaMapper.

The development was reported by Mint.

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Ambika Chopra

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An ace feminist and humanitarian, Ambika identifies herself as a reader, writer and a dreamer. Also a literature buff and development enthusiast. At Inc42 she aims to explore the startup ecosystem with ideas that juxtapose digital culture with social responsibility.

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