Mentza raises seed funding of $400K

The audio-based conversational-learning platform engages users through high-quality focused 20-minute conversations across diverse topics

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Mentza, an audio-based conversational platform, has raised a seed round of $400k led by Inflection Point Ventures. The fresh capital will be utilised to build a healthy base of experts and curious learners, for efficient translation of conversations into content and to broad base the platform regionally and across interest communities.

The audio-based conversational-learning platform wishes to engage users through high quality focused 20-minute conversations across diverse topics. These conversations are recorded with features such as highlight, 40-second snippets and curated content recommendation.

Mentza’s team comes with 80 years of experience in tech, design, cognitive sciences, research and marketing.

“Our mission is to get every growth-minded person to engage in at least one Mentza conversation every day, thus making learning effortless, continuous and social. IPV’s investor community has CXOs who understand the need for continuous learning in today’s challenging growth environments. Thus, making them the ideal strategic partners in our vision,” says Anurag Vaish, founder, Mentza.

The team of Mentza has built an audio learning platform with unique features such as live highlighter, audio portfolios and creators’ studio. It recently announced creator partnerships with Rolling Stones and Harper Collins and is in talks with MICA faculty and students to engage them on the platform.

Mentza’s model of delivering curated content in 20 minute capsules is a powerful idea, which allows people to learn and participate while multi-tasking. It aims to build an audio focused conversational learning platform in a community setting, led by a team of strong second-time founders with diverse backgrounds and strengths. “Many funds we spoke with as part of our due diligence also showed keen interest in this space. While B2C is the immediate focus, Mentza is separately also working on a focused B2B strategy going after the large untapped Enterprise Podcast space,” shares Ankur Mittal, co-founder, Inflection Point Ventures.

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