Questt, an ed-tech startup focused on improving learning outcomes by enabling predictive and adaptive learning, has raised $6.75 Million (INR 50 crores) in Series A funds. The round was led by Celesta Capital and Premji Invest. Existing investors – Chiratae Ventures, AET Fund, MarsShot Ventures, Titan Capital, and First Cheque have also participated in the round.
Earlier this year Questt raised $1.35 million in a seed round funding. Questt plans to use the funds from this round to build deep-tech capabilities to increase its user base.
Founded by Akhil Singh, Mohsin, and Rohit Pande, the platform’s vision is to transform learning by making it engaging and efficient. It aims to improve outcomes for 260 million+ students in India while empowering nine million+ teachers with remarkable insights. Questt captures thousands of data points, for each student, mapping their grasp of concepts, the difficulty level, and cognitive abilities.
Questt’s platform is an incredibly efficient way to learn. Like Google Maps, Questt’s data pinpoints where each student is on their learning journey and helps them navigate to their destination. With this data, Questt generates insights that will help suggest supplementary learning at the concept level in a personalized way. Questt also allows students to build on their strengths and aspirations, and focus more on learning what they like most.
Teachers on Questt have already seen a 90% drop in time spent assessing homework and with the platform’s personalized insights they can now spend more time helping individual students. Questt replaces the need for expensive courseware and allows students to spend time upskilling.
Akhil Singh, Co-founder of Questt, said, “As our nation recovers from the effects of the pandemic, some changes are imperative. Leveraging AI, we aim to drive real value and empower students and teachers. Regardless of where children are, they must have a meaningful and effective learning experience. We have already seen our platform’s ability to understand each student’s learning gaps. Going forward, Questt will enable predictive and adaptive learning to help students pre-empt the problems they might face in the future.”
Sudhir Rao, Managing Partner, India at Celesta Capital, said, “Questt will enable learning pathways for each child on an individual basis – adding to the teacher and tutor’s need to assist each child in their pursuit of learning and overcoming the difficulties on the learning route. Delivering micro-learning at the right time is needed to optimize learning outcomes. We are excited to back this transformative company.”
Atul Gupta, Partner at Premji Investment, said, “We are not just investing in Questt, but the potential of shaping the future of next-generation minds. The founders embody the true spirit of resilience, innovation, and bias for action that makes what they are building even more special.”