An IIT alumni team creates the fastest free digitization platform for 1M tutors fostering the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan.
Bangalore, 17 Aug 2020: Bangalore-based Ed Tech innovator, Teachmint announced its first funding round led by Better Capital with participation from Titan Capital. Teachmint has launched India’s first free live tutoring mobile app for digitally empowering 1M+ tutors.
The adoption of online learning in India is at an all-time high, setting a new benchmark for the rest of the world. However, despite the surge in online learning demand, the current platforms are falling short of delivering a true student-tutor connect that is necessary for effective learning. While schools and colleges can implement complex solutions, India’s 1M+ private tutors and coaching centers are struggling with lack of simple & effective tools to move their tutoring online.
Teachmint (www.teachmint.com) has launched a mobile-first video-first app that enables tutors to seamlessly digitize their tutoring business with a simple and familiar mobile experience. Teachmint is India’s first mobile and web app that delivers high quality 2-way streaming video as well as a simple tutoring business management workflow to mark attendance, create content, conduct tests and a lot more.
“Teachmint is the need of the hour in India - a simple digital companion that helps millions of tutors deliver an effective learning experience for students and a far more convenient experience for their parents. The rapid adoption of Teachmint by tutors across categories is a testament to the intensity of the need as well as the finesse of the product. I am excited to partner with the Teachmint team in this important mission”, said Vaibhav Domkundwar of Better Capital.
Thousands of tutors across 300+ cities have adopted Teachmint to manage their tutoring sessions with a combination of online as well as recorded videos. With a strong word of mouth, Teachmint has raced past 25,000+ users within just weeks of its launch.
Teachmint is founded by alumni of IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi (Mihir Gupta, Payoj Jain, Divyansh Bordia and Anshuman Kumar) who have led important initiatives at leading brands like OYO, Swiggy, Mckinsey and Roposo. The founders see a large opportunity for contributing to India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan by empowering tutors with tools to deliver effective learning outcomes for students and parents, who spend Rs. 25,000+ crores on private tutoring every year.
“We strongly believe that teachers need to be given control within the online education space in order to address the needs of the diverse student base in India. Repeated studies have shown that learning happens best in cohorts where there is a personal touch from the teacher and there is a connection within the cohort. Recent times have highlighted the struggles of teachers while dealing with online tools that are not built for a teaching use case.
At Teachmint, we are enabling teachers with the right digital tools so that they can run their classes efficiently and take their own unique styles of teaching to many more students. Over the past 3 months, thousands of teachers have trusted Teachmint as the one-stop solution to digitize their classes and we hope to support millions more in the near future. ” said Mihir Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO at Teachmint.
Teachmint is a free app that tutors can simply download and get started with their online tutoring. A dedicated Customer Happiness team ensures tutors are successful with Teachmint via phone, email and video support.
The fresh funds will be utilized for product enhancement, customer happiness and enabling reach to tutors in all parts of the country.