Edtech startup Habitat receives INR 5 Crores in seed funding from Unitus Ventures and Whiteboard Capital

December 1, 2020 Posted by Press Release, Unitus Ventures

  • Habitat’s social learning app for UPSC aspirants has 10,000+ subscribers and 200,000+ conversations
  • Unitus makes its second investment in edtech this year

Bengaluru, December 1st: Habitat, the interactive social learning edtech platform for civil service aspirants, raises INR 5 crores in seed funding from Unitus Ventures and Whiteboard Capital. The platform caters to the government-exam sector with a deep focus on the civil service exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in which about 1.5 million aspirants compete for 1,000 seats.

“The future of learning is co-creation,” asserts Rohit Pande, CEO, Habitat. “Habitat puts forth a communication-first pedagogy and centralises all learning activities like discussions, clearing doubts, study-plan iterations, on-demand lectures, notes sharing and assessments. Think of an organised cluster of Whatsapp or Telegram groups with your chosen mentor creating lectures on the go with you. That’s the learning “habitat” for you. It’s 10 times better than the one-size-fits-all videos or live classes with no real-time feedback.

At Habitat, students are empowered to select their mentors, peer groups and course speed. You chat, create, bookmark and make notes on the go. That’s deep, personalised learning.

He adds, “The funds raised will be utilised for tech development and team strengthening. We also aim to introduce other languages on the platform in addition to Hindi and English used at present. We are creating a communication-first paradigm in both arts and science, and our focus is on building a superior product that delivers desired outcomes for our users.”

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