Filo, an instant tutor app, has raised $260,000 as part of its pre-seed investment round from Better Capital.
As per the startup, it plans to use the funding to scale its service to millions of students and significantly grow its tutor base.
Started in October 2020 by school friends Imbesat Ahmad and Shadman Anwer, Filo connects students with the right experts in real-time on a video call to resolve any academic issue.
One can access a tutor on-demand within just 60 seconds for a one-to-one video call on Filo.
Talking about Filo, Vaibhav Domkundwar of Better Capital said, “Filo is one of the most impactful education app that democratises affordable access to a good teacher for everyone from urban well-to-do students to poor students in remote parts of India – the fact that it was the missing piece in India’s education puzzle is evident from the massive adoption it has seen purely based on word-of-mouth.”
Filo claims that in a short period of just five months since its launch, 35,000+ students have completed 1.5 million minutes of sessions on Filo.
Imbesat Ahmad, Co-founder and CEO of Filo, said,
“True learning happens during self-study for most students and if they get stuck with a concept or a problem, it kills time, disrupts the day’s schedule, creates a backlog and leads to anxiety as the student falls behind her class. In such a situation, all that is needed is a small high-quality intervention from a teacher who can be reached on-demand to clarify the concept and the student is back on track. This problem affects 200 million+ students every year.”
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