[Funding Alert] Edtech Startup AlmaBetter bags $2.7 Mn Seed fund from Kalaari Capital

AlmaBetter Cofounder Vikash Shivam

AlmaBetter Secures $2.7 million in a seed funding round from Venture Capital firm Kalaari Capital and a clutch of angel investors and founders including Vidit Aatrey (Meesho), Rajesh Yabaji (Blackbuck) and Varun Alagh (Mama earth) and others. 

The firm will deploy the fresh proceeds to widen its offerings to college students as well as to scale its reach for graduates and working professionals.

The funds will be utilised for the fresh proceeds to widen its offerings to college students as well as to scale its reach for graduates and working professionals. 

Founded in 2020 by Shivam Dutta, Vikash Srivastava, Ravi Kumar Gupta, Arshyan Ahsan and Alok Anand, AlmaBetter offers programmes that help learners to set up their careers across data science, software development and blockchain. The startup aims to upskill 60,000 learners by March next year.

Shivam Dutta, Co-founder of AlmaBetter, said, “We at AlmaBetter are providing A tech upskilling platform for the Indian youth. Leveraging artificial intelligence for personalized learning experiences and minimizing the operational footprint has enabled us to provide quality education and job outcomes,” said Shivam Dutta. 

Kiran Vasireddy, Partner at Kalaari Capital, said, “India is blessed with immense youth potential, but the lack of industry-relevant education is posing serious threats to their employability. This calls for innovative and affordable upskilling platforms which deliver quality learning outcomes at scale. AlmaBetter is doing just that.” 

Kalaari Capital has been investing in technology-focused startups in India and recently led a $1.5 million investment in Delhi-based edtech company Outscal.

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