Convegenius

Ed-tech startup ConveGenius raises INR 6 Crore funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Noida-based ConveGenius Edu Solutions Pvt Ltd, a mobile-based education venture, has raised equity investment worth INR 6 crore from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The funding will be utilized to scale operations, build on existing archive of educational content by aggregating more exciting content providers across various languages, and strengthen technology for self-learning by building intelligence on the ConveGenius Slate platform.

ConveGenius was set up in 2013 by IIIT Hyderabad alumni Jairaj Bhattacharya and Shashank Pandey and provides tablet and mobile-based solutions to K-12 segment in India. The firm curates content from multiple companies like Mexus Education (Iken Store), Pratham Books (StoryWeaver) and Chippersage. The company assesses students’ progress in real time by using data analytics tools. It even provides them with personalized learning paths based on the most relevant content. Its product — CG Slate is available to NGOs and state governments at a price of about Rs. 4500 per year, and is expected to reach nearly 90,000 children across the country by the end of this year.

Earlier this week, ConveGenius committed to enhance the quality of education in India, and has partnered with Save the Children India and Thane Government to digitize the municipal schools.

Coverage link:

DealStreetAsia – http://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/indian-dealbook-51574/

Gadgets360 – http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/india-funding-roundup-ola-convegenius-goodbox-craftsvilla-scoopwhoop-766810

Inc42 – https://inc42.com/buzz/convegenius-msdf-900k-funding/

Iamwire – http://www.iamwire.com/2016/08/incred-funding/140824

Livemint – http://www.livemint.com/Companies/mb9S8aJxZOVtFbAn8mOT5O/Edutech-startup-ConveGenius-raises-Rs6-crore.html

TechCircle – http://techcircle.vccircle.com/2016/08/24/ed-tech-firm-convegenius-raises-900k-from-michael-susan-dell-foundation/

Thetechportal – http://thetechportal.com/2016/08/24/convegenius-michael-susan-dell-foundation/

TimesOfIndia – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Edutech-company-ConveGenius-raises-Rs-6-crore-for-expansion/articleshow/53847240.cms

Yourstory – https://yourstory.com/2016/08/convegenius-funding-2/