Housing’s Sharma to School Kids
The cofounder launches “Genius Micro Schools” to be run at home
Bengaluru: Advitiya Sharma, cofounder at Housing has launched his next venture “Genius Micro Schools” in the education technology sector focussed on kindergarten to class eight students.
“We’re going to work with Entrepreneur Teachers, help them run “Genius Micro Schools” at home,” said Sharma, declining to divulge details of the cofounders of the venture. “We’ve designed a technology that can customise itself for learning needs, interest and pace of every child,” he said.
The product aims to create a knowledge graph of every child and change the content, practice, homework accordingly, optimising the learning experience, explained Sharma. Genius will run micro schools with about 5-8 students and the institutes will be aggregated and hyper-local in nature. The company will also separately train teachers to utilise technology and optimise for time. The company is mirroring the path of US-based AltSchool.
Several test preparation apps and portals which focus primarily beyond class eight education have raised risk capital from investors as students move away from offline classroom-teaching model to online courses.