Seekho, an AI-enabled upskilling and career development platform, has raised $3 million in its pre-Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital India Surge.
The round was also joined by other investors such as the family office of the JM Financial Group, LetsVenture, Trica, Super Morpheus, and Yuj Ventures.
Tech entrepreneurs Varsha Rao and Amit Ranjan, have also participated in the fundraise.
Launched in April 2021 by Ajeet Singh Kushwaha, Divya Jain and Arihant Jain, Seekho is India’s first micro-learning-based platform to learn, mentor, and hire. It rewards learning journeys leading to real career outcomes. Every milestone completed on the platform earns Karma Points. These points can be redeemed on live classes, and also move learners up the Seekho Talentboard where corporates are on the lookout to hire. The company's vision is to make sure each youth can own their future and maximise earning potential.
Seekho is on a mission to provide industry relevant education and job opportunities to every youth in an engaging, affordable, and scalable way. It wants to nurture the symbiosis between students, mentors and employers. The firm believes that the future lies in perfecting this meaningful interaction.
Commenting on the investment, Co-founder of Seekho, Arihant Jain, said in a statement,
"Now, our belief is that we are going for growth…Speaking of growth, we will invest in hiring a bigger, better team. We will also be spending the funds on advertising, brand development, customer acquisition and tech development."
Jain further added:
"In the next 3-4 years, the bigger milestone is $100 million in revenue and that is when we are a successful and scalable startup…Reaching anywhere between $5 and $10 million will help us raise seed funding later this year."
With Seekho, one can learn just about anything they want to in a minute. The platform enables users to get expert knowledge through snackable, 1-minute learning videos, quizzes, competitive learning streaks and more. The topics they cover are product management, finance, consulting, digital marketing, productivity tools, entrepreneurship, and supply chain management. One can even be a superstar mentor - spread the knowledge and help young job seekers unlock their potential. Seekho also offers exciting job and internship opportunities with leading startups.
Seekho is touching a revenue run rate of $5 million and expects to enable 7 million users by the end of 2023. The startup presently has around 5 million users.