MUMBAI: Closing its second spherical of funding in lower than a yr, edutech startup Masai Faculty on Thursday raised $5 million or Rs 36.2 crore in series-A spherical from a clutch buyers led by Omidyar Community India and others.

The Bengaluru-based career-focused ability constructing college stated different buyers who joined in are the present buyers — Unitus Ventures, India Quotient and AngelList India.

This new spherical of funding comes lower than a yr after Masai Faculty raised its pre-series-A spherical in August 2020, led by Unitus Ventures, the career-focused different schooling startup stated.

The fund might be used to introduce new studying tracks, thereby transferring nearer to a full-fledged larger schooling different, it stated.

Masai started operations in June 2019 and leverages the revenue share settlement mannequin to create an outcome-oriented studying strategy.

Co-founder and chief government Prateek Shukla stated with the most recent funding the startup will launch new programmes in person interface and person expertise designing, product administration and information analytics along with strengthening the present choices of full stack net and android growth.

Masai’s imaginative and prescient is to assist youth launch their careers in a discipline of their alternative no matter what background they arrive from, he stated, and identified that that is extra so due to the tens of millions who graduate yearly, solely a small share are literally employable leaving the trade struggling to search out related entry-level expertise, implying that the basis of the issue lies within the present schooling system.

Shukla additional stated this funding will primarily be used to develop the curriculum and contribute to the transitioning of their enterprise mannequin from being a coding centric to a profession targeted institute.

Masai’s curriculum growth will assist open up extra doorways for learners and their ISA mannequin reduces the burden on youth and focuses on serving to them actually launch their profession unhindered, stated Siddharth Nautiyal, a companion at Omidyar.

Masai college not solely trains college students however even gives a allowance programme beneath which high performing college students are given Rs 15,000 per 30 days at some point of the programme.

Until date, Masai has graduated over 200 college students throughout eight batches, with a placement fee of 91 per cent at a mean CTC of Rs 6.75 lakh, and it’s on hopeful graduating 2000 college students subsequent educational yr.

Its hiring companions embody Samsung, Sharechat, Instamojo, Lendingkart, Nobroker and Paytm amongst others.





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