beGalileo, an after-school math learning platform that uses Artificial intelligence to teach maths in a personalized manner, has raised $2.6 million in a funding round led by Mumbai Angels Network, a premium platform for early-stage venture investments, with the participation from Navneet and other investors.
The Bangalore-based startup plans to utilize the freshly infused capital to increase its paid user base while continuing its differentiating spree adding technology & learning to its repertoire.
Founded in 2011 by IT professional Avneet Makkar and Vivek Shaurya, beGalileo is focused on providing a 360-degree coverage for building foundational cognitive capability & problem-solving skills using Math, Logic & Code as levers- thereby ensuring academic excellence as a certain byproduct. beGalileo endeavours to ensure students gain a deeper understanding of what it means to think mathematically and use math to navigate their everyday lives.
The platform also collects and analyses performance information and uses AI to dynamically serve each and every student, supporting beginners to progress and providing challenging questions as the student advances 'beGalileo' supplements classroom learning.
Speaking about the capital raised, Co-Founder of beGalileo Avneet Makkar, said,
"Early learning is as much about the outcome, as it’s about foundational, cognitive capability building and this needs a much more holistic, ecosystem approach to learning than just transposing traditional teaching into digital”. With Navneet’s backing us in our journey as we enter our growth phase, we look forward to accelerating our work and shaping students into future-ready professionals & leaders."
The startup aims to build confidence, increase math scores, improve problem-solving, enhance brain function and boost critical thinking.
Adding further about the investment, Co-founder, Vivek Shaurya has said,
“We bring a multi-channel, multidisciplinary approach at scale by leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as AI and IoT with top-notch, curated content. We are of the view that the contemporary learning needs of children are still under-served vis-à-vis evolving constraints & challenges in the new world, which also brings immense potential via digital tools & techniques. Our vision is around this space, where we see huge scope for cohesive & comprehensive offerings."
Commenting on the funding, Co-founder and CEO of Mumbai Angels Network, Nandini Mansinghka, said,
"Ed-tech is one of the sectors that has witnessed tremendous growth in recent years and India’s ed-tech sector is already one of the largest in the world. At such a juncture, it’s imperative to have platforms that use innovative solutions not just to impart knowledge but ensure that today’s youth are shaped into highly skilled professionals tomorrow. beGalileo is doing precisely that by enabling students to develop conceptual understanding, application, and above all, thinking and reasoning skills. We are confident that beGalileo has immense potential to grow and scale further to make an impact in the lives of more students in the country."