Career-focused coding platform Masai School raised an undisclosed amount of funding

Masai School, a Bengaluru-based online coding bootcamp, has raised undisclosed funds from 21 angel investors in the Indian startup ecosystem, including CRED founder Kunal Shah, Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and others.

The round was attended by some of the leading founders and CXOs of companies like Paytm, CRED, Pine Labs, Nobroker, Dilliveri and Sharechat.

With the new capital, the company aims to create a stronger student curriculum. The latest investment comes at a time when the EdTech ecosystem is growing significantly, with an outbreak of the coronavirus forcing people to turn to online education.

Co-founded by Pratik Shukla, Nrupul Dev and Yogesh Bhat in June 2019, Masai School offers programs in full stack web development (full-time and part-time programs) and UI / UX design programs (full-time programs), and It plans to launch data analytics, product management and more programs in the next few months.

The vision of the Masai School is to help young professionals start their careers in the field of their interest, regardless of their background. The platform offers learners the option to ‘study now, pay later’ by democratizing access to quality education. Masai School focuses on Tier II and Tier III financially disadvantaged students and facilitates their learning and placement in software companies.

Prateek Shukla, co-founder and CEO of Masai School, said,

“For an organization that focuses solely and exclusively on results, having the right kind of industry leader to help and support the market is a great support. With the advocacy and support of these veterans, bridging the gap between educational institutions and technology. Not too far. “

The company has partnered with startups such as large IT service companies and multinationals for placement. So far, it has about 400 students and the number is expected to rise to 1,500 in the next two quarters.

Amrish Rau, CEO of Pine Lab added,

“Coding schools like Masai School have started a movement in the group-based courses market segment as a whole. We are all aware of the lack of quality education for software and technology and how difficult it is for technology and IT. We want to enable this movement and help Masai stay at the forefront. “

The startup claims to have a monthly income of $ 1 million by December 2021 or January 2022. The Masai School aims to have around 10,000 students learning in courses with the company over the next year.

In June, Masai School acquired Design Shift Academy, a Bangalore-based design institute that provides guidance on user interface and user experience design.

Earlier this year, Masai School set up a ए 5 million series A Ferry led by Omidyar Network with the participation of existing investors including Unitu Ventures, India Cotient. Earlier, the company had raised $ 2.5 million in a round of funding from Unitus Ventures and other existing investors in August 2020.

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Author: Shalini Pathak

Shalini Pathak is a staff writer at EdTechReview (ETR) – India’s leading Adtech media and community. She has four years of experience in the media covering various beats. Like all writers, she is first and foremost an avid reader with a passion for creating content out of the box and the ability to write on any topic. As part of the ETR team, she will cover the latest in the Adtech industry by focusing on the stories of Adtech startups and their funding.

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