Neobael, a live online and project-based STEAM learning platform, has raised $215, 000 in its pre-seed round led by KPB Investments.
Neobael learning modules are designed to ensure that learning objectives as articulated by Singapore’s Ministry of Education, and the UK National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2. Each project is designed with specific learning objectives in mind and then designed to require integrated thought processes to solve.
The Singapore-based EdTech startup offers interactive learning courses and provides solutions such as personalized learning, self-paced project-based learning, AI-based development tracking, and more.
The company said it was created without an office during the pandemic and works seamlessly across seven countries where its team members are based.
Started in 2020 by former United World College of Southeast Asia (UWCSEA) employees Aradhana Iyer-Vohra and Elaine Chew, Neobael enables STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning through its live, online, inquiry-led, and project-based collaborative platform.
Neobael’s lesson plans are built to allow for varied delivery methods or timings and continue to foster the same creative and collaborative thinking irrespective. Not only does the design ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, but it also increases confidence and improves communication skills.
Speaking about the investment, CEO and Co-founder Aradhana Iyer-Vohra said in a statement,
“With our global team of experienced educators and industry professionals we are looking at a market worth over US$6 billion. Our goal is to make this type of 21st century, skill-focused, active learning more accessible through technology,” CEO and co-founder Aradhana Iyer-Vohra said in a statement.
Neobael plans to use the capital raised through the pre-seed round to build awareness about its offerings in India and Singapore.