BasicFirst, the three-year old ed-tech startup, is all set to expand its team to fuel growth. With a focus on exploring opportunities in tier-2 and tier-3 markets, and with the aim of meeting the surge in demand for online learning, it is looking at scaling its operations across India by hiring talent in the areas of marketing and sales, in addition to technology. The Jharkhand Innovation Lab-selected startup hopes to take on more than 1,000 people by the end of 2021, which means its team will expand four times.
With more students keen to embrace online education, Randhir Kumar, founder & CEO, BasicFirst Leaning, says, “The Company has seen considerable month-on-month growth of 100 per cent with a 52 per cent CAGR in the last nine months, thanks to strong demand from tier II and beyond locations. We are responding to this surge by growing our staff and extending our presence across the country to supplement our growth plan.”
He reveals that the present team of 150+ highly qualified teachers “engage with students, mentoring and nurturing them to achieve their goals through quality learning experiences with the best of services and practice, which are available for all education boards across the country in all major languages.”
It hopes to offer employment opportunities to talent in tier-II cities and beyond, so that students can avail its localised and more personalised offerings. The Company expects to recruit over 1000 people in its sales team and over a 100 engineers in its technology team located in Kirkland, US, and Bengaluru, India.
The bootstrapped edtech startup, offers specialised courses for JEE, AIIMS, NTSE, NEET, and Olympiads. It also offers courses for students of standards 6 to 12. It delivers customised interactive educational content curated by instructors/ teachers based on their interaction with students.
It is now looking at ramping up hiring in the US, the UAE and Singapore, by offering more than a 100 roles. BasicFirst is also looking out for qualified teachers capable of delivering online programmes in regional languages to fulfil the demand for state board students. It is in urgent need of certified teachers for K-6 to K-12 grades across India.
The online learning platform, founded in 2017, is integrated with AI/ ML technology and accelerates student learning and enhances the overall experience.