CuriousJr raises $ 1M seed funds to make coding education easier for everyone

CuriosJR, an online coding platform for children, has raised 1 million in its seed funding round led by Waterbridge Ventures and Angia Ventures to make coding education easier for everyone.

The round was attended by Aditya Shankar (co-founder, dubnut), Tanushree Nagori (co-founder, dubious), Abhinav Sinha (COO, Oyo), Mohammad Wasem (founder, Easyet) and Shashank Shekhar (angel investor). Director- Content Policy and Operations on ShareChat).

Launched in 2020 by Amit Shekhar, Janishar Ali and Mridul Ranjan, Curious JR is a mobile-first, local-based, online platform focused on students between the ages of 8 and 17. Gurugram-based startups help students learn coding with the help of key-shaped content, test their knowledge in the practice area and publish their creations on their app store, which they can then share with friends, family and the larger community. The platform offers learning materials, gamified learning solutions, doubt clearing sessions and more.

CuriosJR aims to create the most reliable learning platform by 2030 to provide results-based learning with the help of technology to 500 million children worldwide.

Speaking about the company, Mridul Ranjan, co-founder of Curious JR, said,

“We launched CuriosJR to make coding education easier for all, but we realized that 88 per cent of K-12 users in India do not use a PC / laptop. That is why we focused on building India’s first mobile-based code learning platform for K-12 in local languages. We believe that learning one’s mother tongue enables young students to think and use their coding skills more effectively to become the best coders for tomorrow. “

According to an official statement, the company will further refine the product using the latest funds and create an attractive learning ecosystem for students. The startup will also focus on community development, expanding its team, and creating more engaging and engaging content for users.

Nilesh Balakrishnan, AVP, Waterbridge Ventures, commented on the investment.

“Coding is rapidly evolving into a real measure of student success in India. As technology revolutionizes the Indian experience, parents are shifting their focus from math / STEM subjects to computer science-focused experts. Can democratize coding. “

Namita Dalmiya, a partner at Anzia Ventures, also commented,

“At AdTech, there is a special attraction in coding for children, especially with success like WhiteHTJR and the National Education Policy recognizes coding as an important skill for children to learn. CuriousJr is disruptive, and its unique mobile-first learning experience is democratizing learning.”

Namita further said, “Less than a year old, CuriosJR is already showing high traction and user engagement. At Angia, we see a lot of promise in their vision and technique and look forward to partnering with them.”

According to Janishar Ali, co-founder of CuriosJR, students have created more than 75,000 apps and games on its platform, and the startup is looking forward to taking it to tens of millions next year.

CuriosJR raised $ 674,000 in its seed round led by Waterbridge Ventures in June this year.

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Author: Shalini Pathak

Shalini Pathak is a staff writer at EdTechReview (ETR) – India’s leading edtech 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 who loves to create box of content and has the ability to write on any topic. As part of the ETR team, she will focus on the latest Adtech startup stories and their funding from the Adtech industry.

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