India: Edtech startup Winuall raises funding to digitize coaching institutes

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Winuall, an online education platform that helps coaching institutes go digital, has raised Rs 14.7 crore from Prime Venture Partners, Beenext, Ramakant Sharma, founder of LivSpace and other angel investors.

Winuall aims to democratize technology infrastructure for offline, small, and medium institutes and digitize the whole learning experience for students with online study material, assessments and live classes.

The startup will use the fresh capital to enhance product capabilities and hire across technology, product, AI, and business development teams, it said in a statement.

“We believe digital tools will become an integral part of the learning experience and evolve our education system in a massive way going forward, said Ashwini Purohit, CEO, Winuall.

“Our aim is to enable tutors in India to go digital and improve the quality of learning for students. We want to empower the tutors and coaching institutes to remain independent by building and retaining their own brand name through our platform,” he added.

Winuall plans to add more than 20,000 coaching institutes and serve more than three million students across India by the end of 2021.

The company improves learning experience by leveraging AI to understand student learning patterns and accordingly suggests the best possible path for tutors using reinforcement learning. It also provides detailed analyses to tutors and suggests ways to better engage students.

This article was first published on livemint.com.

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