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