This Edutech Co can Lever­age on this Seed

The Economic Times - - Disruption: Startups & Tech - Payal.Gan­guly @times­group.com

Ben­galuru: Ed­u­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy plat­form Lever­age has se­cured an undis­closed amount in seed fund­ing from a clutch of in­vestors, in­clud­ingAp­ple­fi­nance­ex­ec­u­tiveAr­jun Me­hta; Hyper­track founder KashyapDe­o­ra­handVRLL­o­gis­tics man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Anand Sankesh­war.

The five-month-old Delhi-head­quar­tered com­pany, which op­er­ates in the higher ed­u­ca­tion space, runs a ca­reer as­sess­ment and men­tor­ship pro­gramme. It matches stu­dents with over 2,500 col­leges out­side In­dia through its panel of 100-plus ex­perts.The­p­or­talus­es­ma­chine­learn­ing to help stu­dents build aca­demic pro­files, in­clud­ing writ­ing pa­pers and fil­ing for patents for the se­lec­tion process.

Lever­age, founded by for­mer chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer at Baba­job, Aks- hay Chaturvedi, and ed­u­ca­tion ex­ec­u­tive Ra­jiv Gan­joo, tar­gets stu­dents of grade 8 and higher for the ca­reer as­sess­ment pro­gramme.

“Our SaaS plat­form helps the as­pir­ing stu­dent work on the ap­pli­ca­tions, get on-de­mand men­tor­ing, give ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion loans and forex, liv­ing and much more. We are pas­sion­ate about help­ing folks build awe­some ca­reers, and live through that en­tire jour­ney with them,” said Chaturvedi.

Shekhar Ki­rani, part­ner, Ac­cel Part­ners

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