Mumbai-based edtech startup, Creative Galileo has raised $2.5 million in series seed round funding led by Kalaari Capital.
The round also saw participation from Angel investors including, Harish Bahl, Shashin Shah, Jinesh Patel, Atul Nishar, Ashwin Puri, and Giridhar Malpani.
“The capital will be used for scaling, product development and enhancement, creating new engaging content, forging partnerships with leading animation houses, and hiring talent,” the startup added.
Creative Galileo is an early learning app in India with record-breaking 4 million+ downloads in the first 12 months of its launch.
Apart from the Indian subcontinent, the App is also gaining traction in international markets, with 10% downloads recorded from Nepal, Bangladesh, UAE, the USA, and other countries.
Speaking on the funding, Prerna A Jhunjhunwala, Founder, Creative Galileo, said, “We are excited to partner with Kalaari Capital, the CXXO initiative, and angel investors on our growth journey ahead. Our vision is to provide millions of children with access to high-quality content for learning in the early years for a solid foundation while keeping the process fun.”
“The funding will help us add more famous Indian and International characters and languages, hire talent, scale up and forge new alliances. This will further fuel our efforts in creating more personalized, inclusive, and relatable content helpful in a child’s development in the early years,” Prerna added.
Commenting on the investment in Creative Galileo, Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital stated, “At Kalaari we believe that technology in learning can bring unmatched access and affordability and improve literacy for a much larger target segment. Technology as a means of transformation led by passionate founders designed for the next generation of young digitally native learners is what Creative Galileo stands for.”
“When we met Prerna and Nikhil, we truly saw them as shapers of a digital tomorrow building the EdTech solutions for global learners of the future. We are also proud that Creative Galileo is our first investee from our flagship CXXO Program that we launched earlier this year,” Kola further added.