Edu-tech startup Codeyoung secures seed round funding from Guild Capital

Bangalore based online coding platform for K12 students, Codeyoung has raised an undisclosed amount from U.S. based Venture firm Guild Capital in a series seed round funding.

In a statement issued, Codeyoung said, “It will use the new round funding to scale up in the international market as well as to strengthen academics research, technologies and product team.”

Founded in 2019, by Rupika Taneja and Shailendra Dhakad, Codeyoung offers online classes for coding and robotics to kids between 5 to 6 years of age in small groups.

Speaking on the fundraise, Rupika Taneja, Co-founder of Codeyoung said, “Our main focus has been to develop the moat hands-on curriculum with very distinct learning goals. We started our journey by making programs in coding as a way to impart necessary skills to school kids enjoyably and engagingly.”

“Now we have more than 15,000+ kids globally enrolled in our various programs. The funding will help us in reaching out to more students and launching more programs aligned with our vision,” she said.


“The focus on developing creativity and original thinking rather than just programming skills has encouraged kids to express their interest in liberal arts and pure science through coding. Codeyoung’s curriculum extends beyond the drag and drop environment and equips kids with skills to create industry-standard programs on popular languages like Python and Java. A hallmark of the program is a collaborative approach to learning as a team, a crucial skill required by the next generation of entrepreneurs & technologists,” Rupika added.

Commenting on the investment in Codeyoung, Apoorv Gautam, Guild India Head & COO said, “We at the guild capital were quite inspired by the vision of the founders to democratize coding education globally.”

“We believe coding will be as important as any other language skills in the coming days and introducing such courses at an early stage will be crucial. We are proud to partner with the codeyoung team and help them achieve their vision,” Gautam added.

“We see it as critical enabler among K12 students become future-ready in today’s world,” he added.

Adding to the statement, Shailendra Dhakad, Co-founder of Codeyoung said, “We believe that the time is ripe for Codeyoung’s product & services. We have seen that people are finding value in introducing their kids to coding at an early age and seeing a lot of positive impact on a kid’s creativity.” 

“Being to our values, we plan to launch several coding courses and engagement initiatives that will address the learning gaps. Thus, contributing towards the child’s overall educational well being. The trust shown by investors has further fueled our desire to making coding more fun and contextual for school kids across the world,” Dhakad added.


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