Interactive Cares, a Dhaka-based one-stop virtual EdTech platform for creating employability through courses, career and learning paths, recently announced that it has raised $220,000 in its pre-seed A round led by Flagship Ventures, with participation from Mohammad Maaz, US Based Blue Aura Ventures, and other strategic investors.
According to the company, it aims to create job placement opportunities for local people in the global market, build scalable technology for smooth hiring for companies, and build advanced certification courses collaborating with local and international universities and companies.
Co-founded by Rare Al Samir and Jamila Bupasha Khushbu in 2020, Interactive Cares aims to empower millions of people around the country with Bangladeshi roots. It collaborated with partners and experts to create courses and experienced phenomenal growth. The platform claims that it has 85000 paid users, 107 courses, more than 100 company partnerships, and 5000+ job placements till now.
The firm is working on its vision where enrolled students will get certificates from the Interactives Cares collaborating partner universities and bring jobs from the partner company once the course is over.
Speaking about the company, Co-founder of Interactive Cares, Rare Al Samir, said:
As a result, our company will serve as a bridge, bridging the gap between academia and industry, which is one of the leading causes of unemployment.
Recently, the startup has been selected for the latest cohort of SuperCharger Ventures, a London-based EdTech-focused virtual accelerator program. Interactive Cares is the first Bangladeshi startup to enter the SCV accelerator program in a new format. The cohort startups will receive up to $270,000 in investment and access to SuperCharger Ventures’ network of investors, mentors, and corporate partners.
SuperCharger Ventures runs a 3-month accelerator program focused on EdTech, providing startups access to clients, funding, and mentorship. The program also helps selected companies to “accelerate growth and expand internationally throughout the program.”