Homi Lab, a co-curricular futuristic learning platform, has raised INR 5 crore in its pre-Series A round led by Inflection Point Ventures.
Delhi-based startup plans to develop cutting-edge technology platforms and high-quality unique content creation. The startup aims to continue ongoing research on futuristic skills, development cycle involving stakeholders and enabling the backbone which will create top notch content for the young learners.
Founded by renowned children’s author and former advisor to the 11th President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Srijan Pal Singh, Homi Lab believes in leveraging technology to democratize knowledge without boundaries of place, time zones and age. The platform brings together, for the first time, a remarkable opportunity for young learners to get acquainted with and be trained for the skills which will shape the future using a mix of subject matter experts, professionals and its well-crafted virtual laboratories.
Commenting on the funding, Founder of Homi Lab, Srijan Pal Singh, said:
"Homi Lab is on a continued journey to build a brighter future for humankind by transforming the learning space with our model of training. IPV not only provides us the necessary fuel in our journey in terms of capital, but also in terms of ideas, partnerships and people."
The leadership team has exposure to global methods of education and various global laboratories across streams bringing the art of creating an interactive and engaging learning experience. The company is committed to enabling all young learners to view the world with an expanded vision.
Homi Lab students have successfully discovered 71 preliminary asteroids in space using real-time data. Almost one thousand students were trained to take pictures of planet Earth by programming a camera on the International Space Station through Sally Ride EarthKAM Space Camp. It has successfully brought the idea of futuristic learning to almost 40,000 young learners from across the world in the past one year.
Co-founder of Inflection Point Ventures, Ankur Mittal, added:
"Exposing young minds to futuristic learning programs through technology to enrich their understanding of non-academic but deeply insightful subjects like space, time travel etc., enabling them to charter an unexplored territory is a commendable initiative by Homi Lab. This futuristic platform will help India to nurture young learners right from a nascent age and mold them to be explorers in the field of science and beyond. At the same time the product and content will have creators from all over the world and hence will be relevant to a large global audience. While focused on kids, I personally found some of the content extremely fascinating. Homi Lab is founded by Srijan who is the founder of Kalam Centre and has authored many books which will form the base on which the content will be created making Homi Lab a good founder – product fit. PV looks forward to extending their support and helping them build and deliver quality content through technology."
Earlier this year, Homi Lab received the seed funding from leading corporate name, Mr. Ashwath Ram.