Online Coding Platform For K-12 Kids ‘Codingal’ Raises An Undisclosed Amount From Y Combinator
Codingal, a Bangalore-based online coding platform for K-12 kids, has raised an undisclosed amount from Y Combinator.
The startup also has been selected in US-based Y Combinator’s W21 cohort.
As per the startup, it will use the investment to enhance the teachers’ base, curriculum, and integrated product to realise its goal of building a one million strong community of school students interested in learning to code.
Started by Vivek Prakash (IIT-Roorkee alumnus) and Satyam Baranwal (IIT-Dhanbad alumnus) in September 2020, Codingal is on a mission to inspire school kids to fall in love with coding.
The platform fosters community-building activities within school kids with engaging coding competitions and hackathons.
Talking about the funding, Vivek Prakash, Co-founder and CEO at Codingal said,
“Our mission is to inspire school kids to fall in love with coding, and we are building Codingal to achieve this mission by delivering high-quality computer science education combined with world-class coding competitions. Codingal’s selection by Y Combinator is, therefore, an exciting development for us and we count upon their support in building Codingal as a global online school in the K-12 segment.”
Codingal claims to have registered 40,000+ students and has witnessed rapid growth in student registration and revenue since its beginning.
The edtech startup has also partnered with IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Bombay, BITS Pilani, and many more schools to run nation-wide coding competitions for school kids.
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