Ahmedabad-based edtech platform, LearnVern, has managed to raise more than one million US dollars in funding from international investors. The fund invests in strong teams that build solutions for career and skill development.
Launched in January last year, by an entrepreneurial couple with over 12 years of experience in the training business, LearnVern offers job-oriented courses in vernacular languages. Right now, it has more than 5.5 lakh students registered on the platform taking over 37 different courses in software development, IT, graphic design, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, digital marketing, and so on.
The courses are offered in Hindi and Bangla. LearnVern has tied up with AICTE and NSDC Skill India Training Partner to offer the learning courses to make students employable.
Niral Modi, founder & CEO, LearnVern, is glad the funding has come at a time when they are looking to scale and reach out to over four crore students studying in colleges across India.
As he rightly puts it, “We believe today, as platform-based online learning increasingly gains traction, skill-based education in their native language is emerging as the choice for students and employers.”
LearnVern aims to offer a vernacular learning platform, where students can learn for free — at their pace, and in their preferred language. Its new technology enhancements will enable video conferencing, peer-reviews and forums and many other features that will deliver a thoroughly immersive experience.
Furthermore the AI-based tool will ensure students get matched to local and national level employer’s Job requirements. The funding will be used to upgrade the technology with stronger web and mobile platforms, while also creating more courses in different languages to engage more students.”
Learnvern is currently working with 500+ large and medium employers to enable direct recruitment.