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Edtech startup Stride Ahead raises $100,000 in pre-seed funding round

Bengaluru: Stride Ahead, an AI-enabled pupil mentorship platform, has raised $100,000 in pre-seed funding from Rachit Poddar, cofounder of Marwari Catalysts Ventures. The Delhi-based edtech startup will use the capital to construct a full-stack platform-as-a-service for college students and stakeholders alike.

Began by Verismart.ai’s cofounder Piyush Gupta in 2019, Stride Forward provides counselling and mentorship to college students utilizing AI instruments. It has a data-driven profession incubation platform and personalised mentorship curated programmes for freshers and early professionals.

“Because the variety of content-based edtech startups grows, there are increasingly college students and younger professionals who are actually geared in the direction of upskilling,” Gupta stated. “Nonetheless, most battle to grasp easy methods to dovetail this into their current skilled journey to maneuver to the subsequent stage or to pick out the strongest talent to create a profession with.”

“That is the area of interest that Stride Forward will occupy,” he stated.

The corporate claims to be including greater than 600 clients each month. Its person base presently stands at 200+ verified mentors, 300+ corporations and over 3,000 establishments, impacting the lives of greater than 8,000 college students throughout the nation.

“The fast-growing section is booming, however there are quite a lot of gaps that must be crammed to assist college students and professionals transfer from one stage to the subsequent,” Poddar stated. “I’m assured that Stride Forward will change the best way we entice, recruit and retain expertise.”


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