Tiger Global leads $31.5M investment in interactive edtech Quizizz – TechCrunch


Quizizz, an Indian startup that’s making studying extra interactive in order that college students discover it compelling to spend extra hours finding out, mentioned on Wednesday it has raised $31.5 million in a brand new financing spherical.

Tiger World led the Sequence B financing spherical within the five-and-a-half-year-old startup. Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and present traders Eight Roads Ventures, GSV Ventures, Nexus Enterprise Companions additionally participated within the new spherical.

Quizizz, which concluded its earlier financing spherical in March this 12 months, has raised $47 million to-date.

“After we had been children, it was so troublesome to give attention to research. Our thesis has been that with children now dwelling in a world with a lot distraction, there’s a must make studying extra attention-grabbing,” mentioned Ankit Gupta, co-founder and chief government of Quizizz, in an interview with TechCrunch.

Together with Deepak Cheenath, Quizizz’s different co-founder, Gupta began the startup’s journey in a non-profit faculty in Bangalore, the place they constructed a number of prototypes. The identical 12 months — 2015 — the duo engaged carefully with academics and college students within the U.S., and pivoted to Quizizz, mentioned Gupta.

On Quizizz, academics and the neighborhood develop gamified classes for college students. (Academics don’t need to construct these classes. For the ideas that they wish to clarify to college students, if classes exist, many simply use these as a substitute. The platform has over 20 million quizzes at present.)

These classes have enabled college students to search out studying extra participating, mentioned Gupta. The platform additionally permits academics to establish in real-time college students who’re fighting greedy any idea after which to deal with these gaps, he mentioned.

The platform covers a spread of topics together with laptop science, english, arithmetic, science, social research, world languages, and artistic arts.

Through the years, Quizizz has grown organically throughout the globe with many school rooms at present utilizing the platform, mentioned Gupta. The platform is utilized by academics in over 120 nations at present with college students answering greater than 300 million questions on Quizizz every week. Within the U.S., which is Quizizz’s largest market now, over 80% of Okay-12 colleges use the platform, he mentioned.

“In the course of the pandemic, Quizziz made the transition to instructing on-line seamless. Now that we’re again within the constructing, I’ve used it virtually completely. Making, discovering, and altering classes utilizing Quizizz has grow to be virtually a interest for me,” mentioned Rory Roberts, a math instructor at Brigantine Group College, in a ready assertion.

“This week, we performed user-testing with academics in California, noticed a video of scholars cheering on their classmates in an auditorium in Kenya, and received a thanks word from a gaggle of academics carrying Quizizz branded t-shirts in Indonesia. We’re extremely happy with the function our rising workforce, and instructor neighborhood, have performed on this motion,” mentioned Quizizz’s Cheenath.

The startup plans to deploy the recent capital to increase its workforce throughout each the U.S. and India to maintain up with its progress. It is usually seeking to kind partnerships to speed up its worldwide enlargement.



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