iDreamCareer (iDC), a Delhi-based Ed-tech startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding through ah! Ventures. The angels from ah! Ventures together with angel investors Vivek Joshi, Mohit Satyanand, Indian Designs Group and others partnered to fund the startup. Earlier in 2014, iDC had also raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from G.K Sinha, ex-Director at PepsiCo.
Abhijeet Kumar, Co-founder of ah! Ventures said, “EdTech has always been an interesting area for us and iDreamCareer is really disrupting the space of career and higher education planning through a combination of a hard working team, innovative & proven business model, strong revenue pipeline and use of next generation technology. Their global footprint makes them a leader in this space. This deal was concluded through the private equity investment platform, CLUB ah!.
Do what you love and you shall succeed, but does Indian students get that choice? Indians are prone to choose their careers under the influence of friends and family members, which limits down the career choices to only the ones that their social circle approves. But isn’t the career all about our capabilities and potentials.
Why there is so much confusion about the right career choice? The answer is simple – lack of proper counseling and information portals.
Realizing these travails of Indian students, Ayush Bansal and Pravesh Dudani co-founded iDreamCareer.com in 2013. iDC has developed a 3S framework program – “Structured, Scientific & Scalable”, which is currently being used by students in India, Middle East & East Africa. Over the last year and a half, more than 55,000 students have benefitted through their portal.
Vivek Joshi, lead investor said “iDreamCareer is rightly placed in the current educational context where plethora of courses are available to students, making it difficult for them to choose the right course and hence a career. Ayush and Pravesh are very committed towards making a difference by helping students make better career decisions.”