Jodhpur-based accelerator Marwari Catalysts Ventures on Friday announced it has picked six edtech focused startups for its accelerator programme Thrive.
Finalists -- Tyutee, Valuationary, Refier, Hobit, Techienest and Yearbook Canvas --were shortlisted from over 300 applications received from across the country, the company said in a statement.
The 12-week programme will help the shortlisted startups prepare their solutions and be market-ready.
Founded in 2019 by Sushil Sharma, Marwari Catalysts is a team of startup mentors and investors.
“There is no better time to bet on Indian entrepreneurs than today. We are witnessing a surge in edtech startups who are focused on solving Indian and global problems born out of various parts of India. While some people believe that the edtech industry is more of a consolidated one, I’ll rather say it’s just the beginning of a new era for this industry,” Sharma, founder and CEO at Marwari Catalysts Ventures said.
The six startups are:
Tyutee: Founded in 2019 by Preetham Keshav and Sohil Kapadia, Bengaluru-based Tyutee, operated by Shramista Tech, is a peer to peer learning, networking and re-skilling platform which is focused on students and tutors.
Valuationary: Surat based Valuationary was founded by Pratik Bajaj and Kunal Shah in 2020. The company is building an ecosystem around the BFSI (banking, financial services and insurance) domain by providing curated courses, free courseware, webinar, newsletters & blogs to bridge the skill-gap between products of education system & requirements at workplace. The platform upskills the candidates to become employable and then connects them with hiring partners who are looking for practical traits in their ideal.
Refier: Hyderabad Refier was founded in 2017 by DK Jain and Ayush Poddar. It is an e-training and placement marketplace platform. The company aims to connect individual learners, corporate professionals, and college students with trainers, mentors, and coaches.
Hobit: Delhi-based Hobit was founded 2020 by Arpit Tyagi, Gaurav Dua and Lakshya Rohilla. It’s an alternate education startup, which conducts online Hobby learning sessions via trainer led marketplace model.
Techienest: Jaipur-based Techienest was founded by Saurabh Bhardwaj and Siddharth Singh. The company provides hands-on practical exposure to their learners in the form of internships.
Yearbook Canvas: Jodhpur-based Yearbook Canvas was founded in 2018 by Surashree Rahane and Abhinav Madavi. It is a service provider and self-publishing memory and data-company which offers Yearbooks and memoirs in both digital and physical format for schools, colleges, universities and companies.