EdTech startup Claned raised $1.4M to expand to India
Finland based edtech startup Claned has raised $1.46 million in a round of funding led by Indian CBA (Cross Border Angels and Investors) members, reports YourStory. The startup will use the round of funding to roll out operations in India.
Claned is an online learning platform that students can sign up for free. It allows users to upload or publish files from different website to create and share boards, which can be used to collaborate with friends and other learners. As of now the platform lists around 50 boards for a variety of topics like HTML5, Internet of Things, Trademarks, Robotics, English Study etc. Claned is a platform that offers students the tools needed for successful learning and motivation. It uses a combination of academics and AI to understand how each student learns to the best of his or her abilities.
“Vesa Perala, Founder of Claned, said exclusively to YourStory, “The capital through a strong Indian network is very critical for us at this stage, especially in getting Claned’s foothold in India within this year.”
The Finnish edtech startup has closed several deals with commercial partners in Finland, India, UK, Spain, UAE, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The team also closely works with Microsoft and Lenovo to help personalised learning for students even outside of formal education systems.
Other developments in edtech:
– In December, Jigsaw Academy raised $3 million in a series A round of funding. The platform offers courses in data analytics and big data for students and professionals.
– In the same month, Careers360, an online career counselor and education services firm, acquired the Mumbai-based college enrollment platform NoPaperForms, while online exam preparation service MockBank acqui-hired Litoro, a Vijaywada based web and mobile services company.
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– In October, Schoolguru, an e-learning company which lets universities launch, run and manage online programs through its platform, raised a little over $3 million.