Edtech Startup FlipClass Raises Funds From S Chand & Blume Venture

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Bangalore based home and online tutoring startup FlipClass has raised $1 million in funding from education content and services provider S Chand and Company Private Limited (S Chand) along with Blume Ventures.

Founded by Vineet Dwivedi, an IIT Kanpur graduate, FlipClass is a technology platform that connects tutors and students to provide effective home, online and mobile tutoring solutions. It also has an inbuilt assessment tool to gauge student learning and provide key inputs that help improve performance. The platform recently launched a doubt clearing mobile app FlipTutor, which uses WhatsApp like interface to provide answers in real-time.

“FlipClass has an active database of 4,000 students and 10,000 tutors and has delivered over 200,000 hours of home and online tuitions. We are very excited to have S Chand invest in our platform. We will also look to integrate their content with our learning tools and provide a more enriching experience to students,” said Vineet Dwivedi, Founder and CEO, FlipClass.

How FlipClass Works

“S. Chand aspires to lead the knowledge ecosystem and support management teams building disruptive technologies in the educational services and content space. Investing in FlipClass is a step in this direction,” said Mr. Gaurav Jhunjhnuwala, Director, S. Chand.

“At Blume, we are core believers of edtech and its ongoing relevance for years to come. Even with the advent of online solutions, home tuition and tutors continues to be a huge market with innate problems of discovery and selection. This is where we believe FlipClass will play a significant role by aggregating tutors and parents onto a single platform. Equipped with unique tech tools that help parents assess their child’s progress, FlipClass has a high engagement and retention rate,” said Karthik Reddy of Blume Venture Advisors.

The S. Chand Group has been investing in the fast growing edtech space, having completed five transactions since 2014 and created a presence in smart class solutions, tablet-based content delivery, STEM based activity kits, home tutoring and online test preparation.  The company managed by Dinesh Jhunjhnuwala (Vice Chairman) and Himanshu Gupta (Joint Managing Director) is content and service provider in the Indian education sector, publishing around 35 million textbooks and providing smart class and tablet solutions to schools.

FlipClass is the market leader in providing good quality learning through its online and home tuition services. In the thriving private tuition industry in India, FlipClass differentiates itself by providing qualified and passionate teachers to students through a stringent tutor qualifying process along with powerful technology platform using big data analytics.

Engineering student by education and Entrepreneur by choice. Asish is a TCS Best Student Awardee, NDTV featured student entrepreneur and International School of Entrepreneurship Education awardee. He also worked with many startups and big companies for their business development and strategical growth. Asish has been heading The Startup Journal since its inception in 2014.