Indian edtech start-up Meeraq raised angel funding of $2.2 million. The lead investors included its co-founders Sujata Barla and Rajat Garg as well as C-suite executives from various unicorns to large enterprises. It plans to utilise this capital to upgrade and improve its tech platform and operational infrastructure. It also wants to hire more members to bolster its team.
Founded by two IIT Bombay alumni Sujata Barla and Rajat Garg in April 2022, Meeraq offers soft skill-based leadership and development solutions to managerial staff from start-ups to enterprises who are keen to upskill themselves. It provides them with one-to-one coaching and faculty-led live virtual cohort-based courses.
Talking about the company and its services Barla said, “There’s a lot of soft skills training that happens through self-paced content, but self-paced as a methodology works great for functional skills and is not effective for soft skills. On the other spectrum is face-to-face classroom training, where Learning and Development teams work yearlong to develop the calendar, nominations, and scouting of facilitators, to venues and that happens only when they have reached a certain size of the cohort.”
Discussing about the afforadble service the company, co-founder Garg said, "With our customised subscription-based pricing, companies have access to flexible leadership development programs. Our NPS scores are 60+, which is one of the highest in the industry.”