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Funding- Extracurricular learning platform Spark Studio raises seed round

Bengaluru- an extracurricular ed-tech startup Spark Studio has raised its first round of investment from Better Capital. 

It has recently decided to invest in building a better and strong team to develop the tech platform to deliver a superlative experience and to develop a best-in-class curriculum and content. 

Meanwhile, on the investment, the CEO and co-founder Anushree Goenka said- “Extracurricular learning is an unstructured and fragmented market. Parents typically rely on teachers in their hyperlocal communities. This is logistically difficult for parents, and usually not pedagogically sound, and in the current environment, less safe. We have a razor-sharp focus on building a top-notch learning experience, and going deeper in a few categories.”

Spark Studio- Profile 

It was founded in October 2020 by Anushree Goenka, ex-AVP, Business strategy, Swiggy, an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus; and Namita Goel- ex-director of curriculum Development, LEAD school. The founding team has over 15 years of experience in education and the ed-tech space. 

It claims to have over 15 extracurricular courses in 3 major categories- music, communications, and visual arts. Lots of children across the nation, the Middle East, and southeast Asia, and the UK are currently the major operational sectors. 

The courses are being developed with a leveled curriculum with the collaboration and expertise of professional artists and pedagogy experts. One can avail of the services online in live classes by experienced educators and award-winning artists. It is highly convenient. 

The classes are being taken in small bunches which ensures attention and interactive learning without any disturbance. Not only this, but it also involves self-paced learning outside the class. 

One of the spokespeople said- “Over 50 percent of our students are signing up for a second course with us! We’re captivated with customer experience, and are building levers to add delight for the learners through the learning journey”. 

Lastly, Vaibhav Domkundwar of Better Capital stated- “Spark Studio is addressing a very large global problem of access to high-quality extracurricular learning that is closed-loop, measurable, and comes with a clear roadmap for children and parents. Anushree, Namita, and Kaustubh have not only got the core right, but they are also one of the highest quality teams in the space.

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