Kings Learning, a Bengaluru-based edtech startup for English learning, has raised $2.5 million (about Rs 15 crore) in funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, together with other US-based tech investors.
"We are excited to partner our investors as we move into the next phase of growth which will primarily be focused on scaling up our offerings like Enguru, strengthening technology and analytics engine and expanding the Kings Learning team," Kings Learning Co-Founder and CEO Arshan Vakil said.
Founded in 2014, Kings Learning is aimed at providing employability focused English language & communication skills training through technology products. Enguru, a mobile-based spoken English app, allows users to self-learn both general spoken English and employability-focused conversational English. Co-founder Vakil's Linkedin lists him as a University of Pennsylvania alumnus.
Enguru's app listing on the Google Play Store says the following: 'enguru is the smartest learning app in the world – it is adaptive and changes with every question you answer to make sure you are getting the most accurate content just for you. It is a revolutionary, never been done before personalized learning experience where the entire course is adapted to YOU!'
"English has become a ticket to enter the booming knowledge-driven job economy of India, however, few have access to quality English language training," Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Education Director India Prachi Windlass said.
Since 2006, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has invested more than Rs 1,100 crore in non-profits and social enterprises in India.
(With PTI inputs)