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Shaktimaan.ai Raises $2 Million From YCombinator And Other Global Investors

The company aims to make personalised learning experience accessible to aspirants of competitive exams

Shaktimaan.ai Raises $2 Million From YCombinator And Other Global Investors
Vimal Singh Rathore and Aseem Gupta, co-founders of Shaktiman.ai
POSTED ON August 11, 2023 9:13 PM

Mentoring and discipline-inducing learning ecosystem Shaktimaan.ai has secured $2 million in a seed funding round. The fundraising is backed by prominent investors such as YCombinator, Fundersclub, Goodwater Capital, Misbah Ashraf and Nishchay AG, founders of Jar, along with other angel investors. 

A significant percentage of the funds will be allocated to building a large language model trained for diverse educational use cases, thus enhancing the platform's capabilities and adaptability. The AI-backed learning platform aims to reach the milestone of serving the first 100,000 students by December 2023.

Shaktimaan.ai is co-founded by educator and serial entrepreneur Vimal Singh Rathore and Aseem Gupta, the company's tech co-founder. 

Vimal Singh Rathore, CEO of Shaktimaan and Qoohoo, envisions Shaktimaan.ai transforming the learning experience for competitive exam candidates while addressing the hurdles students face during their preparation.

He said, "When I encountered generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) last year, it struck me that this could be a game-changer in education, particularly in a nation where quality teaching is often beyond reach. Shaktimaan.ai is our answer to the challenges of affordability and accessibility of excellent education in India. The prospect of making a real difference keeps our entire team driven and inspired."

The start-up's offerings include real-time doubt resolution and personalised feedback, with detailed evaluations of students' handwritten answers. This approach empowers UPSC aspirants with targeted assistance and efficient study plans. 

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