Teachmint, an education infrastructure provider and India’s largest online teaching platform, announced a partnership with Kuala Lumpur-based EdTech startup Pandai to deliver classroom solutions to over 5 million students in Malaysia through Teachmint’s live class technology.
The partnership comes as a part of Teachmint’s Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) offering for EdTech organizations across the globe to enable them with their proprietary, state-of-the-art plug-and-play live class solutions.
With the latest development, Teachmint solidifies its expansion into Asia. Recently, the startup has also partnered with Dhaka-based EdTech startup Shikho to power live classes for millions of students in Bangladesh.
Teachmint is a video-first teaching platform that provides a tutor management software platform. It also offers features such as virtual classrooms with assignment and notes sharing, administration management, students information management, and progress tracking, etc.
Launched in June 2020 by IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi alumni, Mihir Gupta, Payoj Jain, Divyansh Bordia, and Anshuman Kumar, the Bengaluru-based Teachmint claims to have helped over 1.5 million teachers in India to digitize their classrooms. Their proprietary video technology, built entirely in-house, is highly optimized for low bandwidth use and distinctly customized for educators with features like live classes, recording and storing lectures, automated attendance, polls, etc.
Announcing the partnership, Co-founder and CEO of Teachmint Mihir Gupta said,
"With our proprietary classroom technology, we want to power the EdTech economy across the world by partnering with startups that are solving unique, scalable problems in their respective geographies. Pandai has made great strides in creating a holistic learning ecosystem with a deep focus on quality content in Malaysia and we are delighted to partner with them in their journey."
Gupta further added, "Today, Teachmint is the only player catering to end-to-end infrastructure needs – from independent teachers to even EdTech players. We have created a new category within EdTech that is focused on building the core infrastructure of online teaching itself. Our LIVE class platform is functioning at an unprecedented scale with over 10 million users adopting our platform in just over 15 months since inception. With our international partnerships, we want to revolutionize digital education across the globe and help education providers and learners truly reap its benefits."
Teachmint is building the infrastructure for education globally and their VaaS offering is specifically enabling EdTech organizations to deliver a distinctive online learning experience to their students. The offering is also significantly reducing go-to-market time for EdTech players by providing them with ready-to-launch classroom solutions.
Pandai, founded in 2020, focuses on K-12 learning and assessment to help school students perform better in school. Through its platform, students learn using gamified quizzes which are aligned to the curriculum and receive personalized analysis using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms that allows them to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
Backed by Y Combinator, Pandai currently has more than 300,000 registered users in the Malaysian market alone. Dedicated functions for parents and teachers are also integrated to monitor and support students’ progress.
Khairul Anwar Mohamad Zaki, Co-founder & CEO of Pandai, said,
"By integrating the Teachmint platform into the Pandai ecosystem, we are creating a more comprehensive offering for our growing customer base. At the moment, our users are already completing more than 1,000,000 questions per month on Pandai, on top of other activities that they can do in the Pandai app. This partnership is a step towards our eventual goal of creating an education super app for the Malaysian market, and significantly transforming the learning outcomes of students."
In July 2021, Teachmint had raised $20 million in its Pre-series B funding round led by Learn Capital with participation from CM Ventures. Prior to that, the LIVE online teaching platform had raised $16.5 million in May this year as a part of its Series A funding round from Learn Capital, CM Ventures, and existing investors Lightspeed India Partners and Better Capital. So far, the company has secured over $40 million in funding from investors such as Learn Capital, CM Ventures, Better Capital, and Lightspeed India Partners.