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Startup Edtech Creative Galileo Raises $ 2.5 Million in Seed Funding from Kalaari Capital and Others

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Start-up EdTech Creative Galileo announced today that it has raised $ 2.5 million. The round was led by Kalaari Capital with an investment of $ 2.1 million and remaining from well-known angels, such as Harish Bahl, Shashin Shah, Jinesh Patel, Atul Nishar, Ashwin Puri and Giridhar Malpani.

The capital will be used for product scaling, development and improvement, creation of new compelling content, creation of partnerships with leading animation houses and talent recruitment.

Creative Galileo is an early learning app with a monthly active user base of over half a million. Outside of the Indian subcontinent, the app is also gaining ground in international markets, with 10% of downloads recorded from Nepal, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, United States and other countries, according to a Press release.

Prerna A Jhunjhunwala, Founder of Creative Galileo, said: “TThis funding will help us add more famous Indian and international characters and languages, hire talent, grow and forge new alliances. This will further fuel our efforts to create more personalized, inclusive and relevant content that is useful for a child’s development in their early years. “

According to a recent report published by UNESCO, more than 800 million learners around the world do not have access to quality education.

At Kalaari, we believe that technology in learning can bring unparalleled access and accessibility and improve literacy for a much larger target segment, ”said Vani Kola, Managing Director of Kalaari Capital.

CXXO is an initiative of Kalaari Capital which aims to level the playing field for women founders in the Indian start-up ecosystem. The initiative focuses on access to capital and brings together a community of successful women from different sectors to provide mentorship to future leaders.

Creative Galileo is founded by Prerna A Jhunjhunwala and co-founded by Nikhil Naik, ex Vuclip. The edtech company currently has ties with Big Animation, Amar Chitra Katha, Periwinkle, Shermaroo, Toonz Animation and many industry leaders providing quality content, gamification and interactive learning paths for children.

Startup Edtech Creative Galileo Raises $ 2.5 Million in Seed Funding from Kalaari Capital and Others

Creative Galileo becomes First Portfolio Company as part of Kalaari’s CXXO initiative

Mumbai, October 12, 2021: The start-up EdTech Creative Galileo announced today that it has raised $ 2.5 million. The round was led by Kalaari Capital with an investment of $ 2.1 million and remaining from well-known angels, such as Harish Bahl, Shashin Shah, Jinesh Patel, Atul Nishar, Ashwin Puri and Giridhar Malpani.

The capital will be used for product scaling, development and improvement, creation of new compelling content, creation of partnerships with leading animation houses and talent recruitment.

Creative Galileo is one of the fastest growing early learning apps in India with a record over 4 million downloads in the first 12 months of its launch. With a monthly active user base of over half a million, the app has become popular among children and parents for its innovative approach. The app weaves together the best of education and entertainment to create personalized, integrated learning experiences for young minds. It accelerates the development of the child through narrative videos, gamification and personalized learning paths.

Apart from the Indian subcontinent, the app is also gaining ground in international markets, with 10% of downloads recorded from Nepal, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, United States and other countries.

Announcing the funding, Prerna A Jhunjhunwala, Founder of Creative Galileo, said: “ We are excited to partner with Kalaari Capital, the CXXO initiative and angel investors as part of our future growth. Our vision is to provide millions of children with access to high quality early learning content for a solid foundation while keeping the process fun. The funding will help us add more famous Indian and International characters and languages, hire talent, grow and forge new alliances. This will further fuel our efforts to create more personalized, inclusive and relevant content that is useful for a child’s development in their early years. “

According to a recently released UNESCO report, more than 800 million learners around the world do not have access to quality education. Creative Galileo’s Kids Early Learning App was launched to make learning accessible, especially for the early learning segment which is an under-penetrated and under-invested sector.

At Kalaari, we believe that technology in learning can bring unparalleled access and accessibility and improve literacy for a much larger target segment. Technology as a means of transformation led by passionate founders and designed for the next generation of young digital native learners, that’s what Creative Galileo stands for ”, said Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital. “When we met Prerna and Nikhil, we really saw them as the creators of a digital future by creating the EdTech solutions for the global learners of the future. We are also proud that Creative Galileo is our first beneficiary of our flagship CXXO program that we launched earlier this year.. “

CXXO is an initiative of Kalaari Capital which aims to level the playing field for women founders in the Indian start-up ecosystem. The initiative focuses on access to capital and brings together a community of successful women from different sectors to provide mentorship to future leaders.

Creative Galileo is founded by Prerna A Jhunjhunwala and co-founded by Nikhil Naik, ex Vuclip. The edtech company currently has ties with Big Animation, Amar Chitra Katha, Periwinkle, Shermaroo, Toonz Animation and many industry leaders providing quality content, gamification and interactive learning paths for children.

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Posted on: Tuesday October 12, 2021 2:16 PM IST


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