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Edtech Platform offers 40+ live interactive online courses to over 15000+ kids across visual arts, Personality development, dance, music, & communications for children in the 4-12 years age group

Bengaluru, NFAPost: Digital academy for extracurricular activities has raised $500K as part of its seed investment round from HNI and Angels including Ankit Nagori – Co-Founder of Cure.Fit & CEO of Eat.Fit, Neeraj Aggarwal – Co-Founder & COO Xto10x, Abhishek Nag (Angel List), Director of Business Development, Netflix India and family fund of MEL.

Bangalore based was founded in June 2020 by Ashish Gupta, who worked at multiple leadership positions in various companies like Amazon, Curefit & IIM- Calcutta alumnus.

Along with his co-founder, Ankit Hetamsaria, ex-Associate Director at Flipkart, Curefit & IIM Shillong alumnus, the founding team has over 15 years+ of experience in education and in the ed-tech space. will use fresh funds for product development, scaling up its distribution network and enhancing the course content across categories of extracurricular activities.

Product category

With the support of its powerful product category, the company has successfully on boarded more than 15,000 students on its platform in less than a year. With the help of this fresh funding, is targeting to hit revenue of $2 Mn ARR in next 6 months. Co-Founder and CEO Ashish Gupta said in the last ten months, the company has observed a surge in parent’s demand for extracurricular activities for their children.

“There are currently 15000+ kids who have registered on our platform, including from India, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Canada and the Middle East. This new funding will enable us to grow our company and add new products and revenue streams. We have built a strong network of educators and content designers which help us differentiate through our in-class experience,” said Ashish Gupta.

Operational control

Further, Ashish Gupta said Bambinos has built a very strong operational control with high-efficiency model. “This keeps our cost low and provides high consistency in customer experience. Our idea is to help a child discover multiple interests outside school while helping her builds some critical life skills. All our programs are selected and designed to enhance learning experience compared to offline,” said Ashish Gupta.

“I’m very excited to back the team for building an ecosystem in extracurricular learning. Beyond curriculum learning is a very large space and is the need of the hour when academic excellence may no longer be enough for a child to succeed. Ashish and Ankit are very experienced operators and are putting the right building blocks to scale this category in ed-tech.” said Neeraj Aggarwal – Co-Founder & COO Xto10x.

Extracurricular activities is tapping the untouched market of extracurricular activities with their technological approach in a holistic way of learning. We are confident of growth in the coming future”.

The edtech firm has seen an increased customer interest and retention in their platform as parents are seeing value in their courses. With right selection of courses, they expect this to continue in the long run, even after the pandemic led lockdown gets over.

The start-up has recently announced the ‘Fight Against Covid’ campaign initiative to provide all its live extracurricular classes freely accessible to the children of frontline workers across India. The campaign is a month-long initiative starting June, to keep the children of frontline workers indulged in fun learning activities and help them cope with the mental ramifications of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.

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