Unacademy gets $21 million in Series C funding


Bangalore-based Unacademy will add more instructors to its internet learning stage, which cases to be India’s biggest, subsequent to shutting a $21 million Series C. The financing originates from Sequoia India, SAIF Partners and Nexus Venture Partners, with cooperation from Blume Ventures (every one of the four firms are coming back from Unacademy’s Series B a year ago).

Initially a YouTube channel made in 2010 by Gaurav Munjal, Unacademy was authoritatively propelled as a startup in 2015 by originators Munjal, Roman Saini and Hemesh Singh. It has now brought $38.6 million up in all out.

While Unacademy offers an extensive variety of courses, its most well known contributions incorporate preparation for vital exams in India. Its stage incorporates two applications: one that gives teachers a chance to make exercises and another that enables users to get to them. Unacademy says it has 10,000 enrolled teachers and three million users. A month ago, the startup claims 3,000 instructors were active on the stage and lessons were observed in excess of 40 million times.

Numerous lessons are accessible for nothing, however a year ago Unacademy propelled a paid administration called Plus that gives clients access to highlights like private discussion boards and live video classes for a per course charge. Unacademy claims it has accomplished six times development in month to month income since propelling Plus. The top notch classes likewise enable it to separate from other web based learning stages like Mrunal, a well-known webpage that gives free test preparation to Indian understudies.

Notwithstanding expediting more instructors, Unacademy will utilize its new subsidizing to extend key classifications like pre-med, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the Common Admission Test (CAT), which are required by numerous post-graduate programs.

In a media statement, SAIF partner Alok Goel said “Unacademy has demonstrated tremendous progress towards their goal of delivering personalized learning by connecting great quality educators and students on their platform. The company has diversified across several new domains and has achieved amazing word of mouth among learners.”

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