Harvard grad’s ed venture Early Steps Academy raises $1.2 mn Seed round from BEENEXT, others

Early Steps Academy, the pioneer of live learning for 21st century knowledge and skills, announced Wednesday the raising of $ 1.2 million in seed capital from BEENEXT, Whiteboard Capital and Taurus Ventures. The round also featured the participation of leading angel investors and entrepreneurs such as Suhail Sumeer (CEO, BharatPe), Akash Saxena (Executive VP & CTO, Disney + Hotstar), Varun Alagh (Co-founder, Mamaearth), among others.

Early Steps Academy will use the funds to deepen investment in case study research and development, advance technology, as well as expand the team to continue to provide the best learning experience for children around the world.

Founded in 2021 by Harvard Business School and IIT Kharagpur alumnus Sneha Biswas, who left a high paying job in the US To rethink education globally, Early Steps Academy Academy is a very necessary for students to develop knowledge in more than 1000 essential knowledge topics such as space, cryptocurrencies, entrepreneurship, weather and finance. Children learn each subject using a case-based learning technique that helps them master critical thinking and effective communication, the skills most in demand today.

The digital learning platform is currently operating in 7 countries, including India, the United States, and the Middle East. It is the first educational platform in the world to have an R&D budget to produce well-researched unique case studies for children and to apply the 100-year-old case study method to the learning of 8-18 year olds across the world.

“I believe in creating systems that can impact future generations. My focus is tackling education, the best way to impact the future. Through Early Steps, our mission is to revolutionize what and how students learn in the 21st century by making education relevant (useful) and engaging (fun). At Early Steps we believe that those who gain early exposure to real-world knowledge and skills do much better in life than those who don’t, ”said Sneha Biswas, founder and CEO of Early Steps, who is also an author. from a Harvard Business School case. study.

Hero Choudhary, BEENEXT Managing Partner said: “Through the Early Steps Academy, Sneha created a global product from the ground up. In the fast-growing educational technology space, Early Steps stands out with its unique offering for students. “

Early Steps will also expose students to a network of successful people in different industries and job roles. “Mentoring children during these formative years can unlock their hidden potential early, giving them time to intelligently create a path for themselves to become global leaders of the new world. Early Steps Academy is ‘not optional’, but ‘very necessary’ for each of the more than 2 billion students in schools around the world, ”added Biswas.

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Posted on: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 12:59 p.m. M. IST

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