Toppr launches AI platform, invests $10 mn to bring school education online

Toppr launches AI platform, invests $10 mn to bring school education online
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6 Aug, 2020

Mumbai headquartered edtech startup Toppr on Thursday said it has launched an artificial intelligence-based platform, called School OS, to bring school education online, and integrate in-school and after-school learning. 

“School OS is built on the ethos of Toppr -- personalisation, high-quality UX and deep content and moves forward our mission to make learning personalised. This platform will enable teachers to do what they do the best (i.e. teach) while the platform solves for high quality content, standard learning experience, analytics and automation,” CEO Zishaan Hayath said.  

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The firm said it has invested $10 million for the development and operations of the platform, which aims to onboard 3,000 schools across 50 cities, and provide 1,00,000 teachers e-learning tools and resources by the end of the year, a statement said.

It has currently partnered with the Ryan Group to launch the solution in the latter’s schools, a statement said.

“We believe that this collaboration gives us the capability to truly revolutionise the K-12 learning experience, enhance our ability to educate our children better and provide teachers with superior e-learning tools and resources. We already have 50,000 students on the platform and aim to have more than 2,00,000 on board by October 2020,” Ryan Pinto, CEO of the Ryan Group of Institutions, said.

The platform includes a school-centric curriculum for the CBSE, ICSE and major state boards, along with digital infrastructure, adaptive learning and analytics tools to allow authorities to bring their schools online, the statement said. 

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Founded in 2013 by Hayath and Hemanth Goteti, Toppr started as a preparation platform for engineering and medical entrance examinations. With over 13 million students on its platform now, the startup caters to students attempting various school, board and competitive exams. 

Last month, it raised Rs 350 crore ($46.7 million then) in a growth funding round, led by Foundation Holdings.