- DigiaccelB2B Tech, Education
Digiaccel is an early-stage venture building a digital skills academy and marketplace for white-collar workers and organizations to build employability for non-programming job roles in India through a tech-first skilling engine combined with human coaching.
Through a nearly 14-year stint at HUL, the founder realized that India’s traditional degree/certification-based curriculum did not focus enough on building skills for the workplace. There was an increasingly large gap in the demand for and availability of digital employment – across fields such as data analytics, digital marketing, tech operations, and product management.
As such, organizations end up with a formally educated workforce that lacks skill-based knowledge and industry context. This leads to a longer ramp-up time for new employees, which decreases efficiency.
To preclude this problem, Digiaccel offers 12–20-week focused skilling courses with pre-recorded theory/demonstrations/simulations supplemented by live mentorship. The proprietary skilling engine then provides customized pathways for different candidates with assessments to constantly identify and correct skill gaps. After this, Digiaccel connects skilled personnel with the right digital employers.
As an early and differentiated player in India’s otherwise crowded EdTech space, we believe the Company is well poised to solve a significant problem endemic in the Indian job market.Founder(s) - Karan Singh Bhagi, Aalekh Tripathi
Legal Name - Digiaccel Learning Private Limited
Founded Year - 2021
Investment Year - 2022
Sunstone is an early-stage EdTech company delivering employment-oriented, formal higher education (postgraduate and undergraduate) programs (MBA, MCA, BBA, BTech, BCom, and BCA) in an asset-light partnership with colleges across India.
Traditionally, most Indian Higher Education Institutes in India have approached curriculum design and teaching processes from an outdated one-size-fits-all vantage point that is woefully out of sync with industry requirements. To overcome this structural issue, Sunstone helps universities become more industry-relevant by designing a curriculum calibrated to entry-level job descriptions based on corporate recruiters’ inputs.
Sunstone manages the entire gamut of activities from student acquisition to faculty training, learning (technology, curriculum, and pedagogy), and placements for universities in exchange for their accreditation and infrastructure. The Company has steered Sunstone towards being a more holistic education brand, which offers outcome-based programs and delivers other quality education courses and global exposure through experiential learning programs.Founder(s) - Ashish Munjal, Piyush Nangru, Ankur Jain
Legal Name - Sunstone Education Technology Private Limited
Founded Year - 2019
Investment Year - 2020
TutorVista is a pioneering digital education company providing quality online tutoring to students worldwide at an affordable price. With personalized teaching methodologies and a global base of teachers, TutorVista is the premier online destination for accessible education and tutoring services. The platform was acquired by Pearson, the world’s leading education and publication conglomerate, in 2011.
Our conviction in the business was based on our faith in the founder, Krishnan Ganesh, and the massive growth potential of the global tutoring market. The company was ideally poised to leverage the combination of international markets with customers willing to pay for these services and India’s large pool of top-quality teachers who needed supplementary income. TutorVista was one of India’s first EdTech businesses and received global scale and recognition.Founder(s) - Krishna N. Ganesh
Legal Name - Tutorvista Global Private Limited
Founded Year - 2005
Investment Year - 2006