Little Leap, a Delhi-based education technology startup, has raised INR 2.67 CR ($360,000) in its seed funding round led by ah! Ventures, with participation from First Cheque VC, LetsVenture, and Good Capital VC.
Founded in 2019 by Vishal Gupta, Little Leap is a live online holistic development platform with a vision to democratize top-tier International, IB standard education for every child helping them build strong learning foundations and helping them develop essential soft skills, life skills, leadership skills, and creativity.
Little Leap claims that children love its platform as they learn through an outcome-driven curriculum with bite-sized content offered in gamified and interactive group sessions, and parents trust it as they see tangible visible progress in their children within 2-3 months of engagement.
“With Little Leap, we aim to empower students to become well-rounded individuals with high levels of emotional intelligence, strong communication skills, social warmth, grit, curiosity, and creative thinking irrespective of family or schooling background. We hope that as students become confident and comfortable in their skin, they can become smart leaders and change-makers of the future. The laughter and smile children give us in our sessions is something we hold very close to our heart and nothing matches the satisfaction of seeing children learn what real education looks like”, said Vishal Gupta, Founder, Little Leap.
The startup claims that in just 12 months since its launch, it has developed and field-tested its research-backed curriculum with a large segment of parents and children through its personalized and affordable programs and has been running at a close to 100% parent satisfaction rate and unprecedented industry-leading repeat rates.
“We believe non-academic skills are equally important for shaping children’s personality, which shall help them evolve into successful individuals and better human beings. A platform such as Little Leap evangelizes this and we are confident with their new-age approach coupled with the founders’ passion will go a long way in adding value to this ever-growing segment.”, stated Anubha Prasad, Venture Partner, ah! Ventures.
“To Little Leap, Vishal brings a rare combination – a personal conviction that he is doing what desperately needs to be done, along with a highly analytical, systems-driven growth process”, said Mohit Satyanand, Lead Investor, LetsVenture.
This is ah! Ventures’ 79th investment (in 62 startups) taking its total investment portfolio to INR 214 CR ($30 million) with 11 exits to date. It is also the firm’s 16th investment in 2021 and it plans to do 50+ investments this year totaling over INR 150 CR ($20 million).