Creative Galileo

Key Highlights:

  • Creative Galileo has raised $7.5 Mn in its Series A funding round.
  • The Edtech startup focuses on children’s education between the age group of 3-10 years.
  • The startup claims to have over 7.5 Mn app downloads to date and is aiming to have a user base of 20 Mn in the next 12 months.

Edtech startup Creative Galileo has raised $7.5 Mn in its Series A funding round. The funding round was led by Kalaari Capital, Affirma Capital, East Ventures, Valiant Employee Investment Fund, and other angel investors.

Creative Galileo plans to use these funds to scale its business, accelerate hiring across teams working in multiple geographies, introduce regional languages and strengthen the R&D of the platform.

The Mumbai-based tech startup was founded by Prerna Jhunjhunwala and Nikhil Naik in July 2020. With the recent funding, the startup has raised $10 Mn to date.

The Edtech startup focuses on children’s education between the age group of 3-10 years.

Creative Galileo does not follow old school practices, that are followed in traditional schools. It enables children to learn at their own pace by offering a personalised learning experience.

Creative Galileos freemium mobile-based app uses popular fictional characters like Little Singham, Shaktimaan, Mighty Raju, and Darwin to gain the interest of kids. These fictional characters replace conventional teachers and give customised learning experiences to them.

The founder of Creative Galileos, Prerna Jhunjhunwala said “The learnings we offer include STEM, social and emotional learning, cognitive development, reasoning and problem-solving skills, which are then gamified and customized for children.,”

With the introduction of international characters, the edtech startup plans to expand its portfolio of fictional characters. Additionally, it is looking to expand into Southeast Asian markets.

It claims to have over 7.5 Mn app downloads to date and is aiming to have a user base of 20 Mn in the next 12 months. Currently, it offers content in Hindi and English language, and will soon expand its offerings in Tamil, Telugu and Marathi languages.

Since its inception, Creative Galileos claims to be growing 15% month-on-month (MoM), along with a 6% increase in customer engagement.

In 2020, the Indian edtech market was estimated to be worth $2.8 billion but is expected to grow to $10 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 39%.

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