Bengaluru based ed-tech startup Ken42 has raised a funding round of Rs 11 crore led by Turbostart, a national programme for early stage startups. The round also saw participation from Muralidhara C, Managing Partner, Murali & Co, Advocates and Mohan Raju Manthena, Director, SRK Infrastructure.
Ken42 caters to schools, universities, educators and students with its integrated education platform. The funds are being used for product development, market and business development, and operations.
The platform allows institutions to plan, schedule and automate actions and combine them with existing learning management systems, web classroom service and HR platforms, according to Founder and CEO Ganesh Raju who started the company in October 2019.
The uptake of the platform has seen a rapid increase with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in the last few months according to Raju, with more institutions shifting to online teaching and assessments.
The platform helps institutions with student acquisition, student management and with connecting different campuses across the common platform, among some of its functions. For teachers the platform allows content creation (video, audio and graphic content), student performance, grading and testing. It allows enrolled students also with career development features like internships, events and workshops among other functions.
Raju said that the demand for consolidating document management systems had also increased in the last few months. Institutions currently manage their administration and processes through multiple platforms.
The startup said that it has a series of “strategic alliances and long-standing relationships with premier educational institutions and governmental organizations” which are helping it stay closely aligned to educational policy and change.