College Dekho, an ed-tech startup established in 2015 has raised $8 million from its parent company GirnarSoft Education and London based equity investor Man Capital. This is the second time the start-up is raising the fund. Last year in 2018 the company had raised $2 million from the similar investors.
Ruchir Arora, Founder and CEO of CollegeDekho said, “The start-up will use the capital to expand its presence in more schools and also begin connecting students with international educational institutes. Our start-up has raised $13 million till date and will also ramp-up ts research and developmental efforts.
About College Dekho
College Dekho is a start-up run by four team members Ruchir Arora, Saurabh Jain, Rohit Saha and Rajiv Singh. The platform facilitates interaction between students and colleges. It provides information about colleges, courses, careers, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics.
The start-up has its presence in four major cities: Patna, Ranchi, Lucknow and Guwahati. The presence is also being expanded across 11 cities Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Pune and Mumbai are few amongst them.
It has about 3000 call centre representatives and counselors. They build profiles of students to make college recommendations. Each month the site observes more than 5 million sessions from students. Last year, more than 8,000 students used CollegeDekho to take admission in a college.
Since, 2016 CollegeDekho has delivered in excess of 12,000 admissions worth Rs. 900 Cr. plus. Initially the company, which started with 10 colleges, now works with more than 400 colleges/universities and nearly 3 lakh students.
Apart from CollegeDekho there are other ed-tech colleges, who are increasing their pace in achieving good reach from the students. In march this year Bengaluru-based ed-tech start-up BYJU’s raised funding of $540 million from Naspers and others.
DoubtNut, Unacademy, Meritnation, Eupheus Learning and Simplilearn among others are some recognized ed-tech learning platforms.