Ambitio, an AI copilot for international higher education, raised INR 1.55 crore in a pre-seed round led by investors, including First Cheque, a couple of soonicorn founders, and angel investors from the US and India. The company stated that it plans to use the financing to focus further on product development to cover more programmes and develop distribution channels.
Ambitio, co-founded in 2022 by Dirghayu Kaushik, Vikrant Shivalik, and Vaibhav Tyagi, is developing India’s first AI admissions platform to assist aspirants in securing admission to top global universities. It enables applicants to identify the best courses and craft stellar essays and SOPs. The startup claims to have access to a database of over 2 million admits and is currently developing a comprehensive worldwide admissions platform with a low-touch strategy.
Speaking about the company, Dirghayu Kaushik, Co-founder & CEO of Ambitio, said:
Our goal is to serve as intelligent digital advisors to students throughout their admissions journey. This information was scattered everywhere for years, and insights were confined to a handful of education counsellors. With the decentralization of data and the emergence of LLMs, all this knowledge can now be intelligently used to give personalized admission advice.
The company aims to serve as intelligent digital advisors to students throughout their admissions journey. Its mentor approach and in-house admission experts ensure that its applicants get accepted into their dream schools by fostering strong profile-building and crafting stellar applications.
Vikrant Shivalik, Co-founder & COO of Ambitio, added:
Our unique AI+Mentor approach, coupled with our in-house admission experts, ensures that our applicants get accepted into their dream schools by fostering strong profile building and crafting stellar applications.
Prateek Agarwal, Investments Lead of First Cheque, commented:
We believe Ambitio is well positioned to leverage Gen-AI capabilities. Their product-led approach presents an excellent opportunity to develop a global admissions product.