Indonesia’s edtech platform Pahamify has raised $150,000 from Silicon Valley investor and venture builder Y Combinator, while East Ventures led an undisclosed seed funding in genomics technology startup Nusantics.
Pahamify raises $150,000 from Y Combinator
Indonesia’s edtech platform Pahamify has raised $150,000 from Silicon Valley venture builder Y Combinator.
The firm will use the proceeds to add new learning materials for teachers and junior high school students. It currently offers lessons to high school students.
It had previously secured grant money from Y Combinator and YouTube. Pahamify is part of Y Combinator’s winter 2020 batch.
Founded in 2017 by Rousyan Fikri, Pahamify provides education materials for Indonesian students to help them clear their college admissions tests. It claims to have 65,000 monthly active users.
Nusantics raises seed funding led by East Ventures
Jakarta-based Nusantics, a genomics technology startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding led by East Ventures, the company said in a statement.
Founded in 2019, the firm focuses on research in the areas of genomics and microbiome – microorganisms such as bacteria that live inside living creatures – to cater to consumers’ needs for chemical-free and organic cosmetic products.
The firm believes knowing the microbiome profile is essential in helping consumers pick suitable and more sustainable products.