GuruQ, a one of its kind digital integrated platform connecting tutors and students, today announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs).
Commenting about the seed capital Minal Anand Founder and CEO, GuruQ said,
This capital gives us additional resources to support our debut in the Delhi-NCR region. Based on this pilot run, we will also use the funds to accelerate our technology and product development and boost our marketing efforts not only in Delhi-NCR but also in other parts of the country especially Tier 2/3 cities where a pressing need for quality educators exists. Our expansion plans are very exciting for our investors as they foresee a huge potential for our business model. We are all geared up to kick off a year of growth for GuruQ and its associates.
Founded by Minal Anand, GuruQ aims to address the need for a single, simplified and cohesive ed-tech platform that provides online and offline tutoring. It has been designed based on insights drawn from comprehensive consumer research to address the need — gap for quality tutors.
The platform has been set up with a dual functionality, that is, to empower the tutoring community while also meeting the objectives of students and parents.
For tutors, GuruQ works as a one-of-its-kind digital platform where they can connect and teach students, gain recognition, manage time efficiently and increase earnings. Students or parents, on the other hand, can use the platform to scout for tutors around their locality and make an informed choice on the basis of past reviews and ratings.
With over 260 million enrollments in K-12 and 12 million job seekers who require critical working skills every year, the demand for quality education in India is palpable, says Minal Anand, the company’s founder.
GuruQ aims to achieve a database of 20,000 registered tutors within the first quarter. It has already empanelled academicians from reputed institutes as its Advisory Board members to help mentor tutors on the platform.
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