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Bengaluru-based education startup Curiositi Learning Solutions has raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding from Menterra Social Impact Fund. The startup’s existing impact investor, Unitus Seed Fund, also participated in the Series A funding round.
Co-founded by Manoj Thandassery, Vinod Abraham and Satish Hariharan, Curiositi develops learning programmes that integrate the benefits of activity-based learning with personalised software. The Curiositi School Program offers children a new way of learning science and math that goes beyond textbooks – by working on physical models and activity kits in both the subjects.
“Over three years, we have developed an exciting, comprehensive activity-led programme for these subjects that is effective, teacher-friendly and affordable for schools,” says Manoj Thandassery, co-founder, Curiositi Learning Solutions. “The addition of the mobile-first app helps us impact learning at home for the first time, and the data analytics generated provides tremendous opportunity to discover and correct learning gaps in the classroom.”
Adds Maya Chandrasekar, practice leader, Education and Skills, Menterra, “By democratising access to these kinds of activities and this type of education, Curiositi is enabling students in all types of schools to be better prepared.”
The startup has over 20,000 paid subscribers with plans to cater to 100,000 students in the next two years. Its goal is to reach out to a million students. “This [investment] round is a validation of Curiositi’s offering and the impact it has created in improving learning outcomes for students. The new capital will help in accelerating the product development and fuel expansion,” says Srikanth Iyer, Venture Partner, Unitus Seed Fund.