Shaktimaan.ai, a personalised mentoring and discipline-driven educational ecosystem, has recently raised $2 million (INR 16.5 crore) in a seed round led by Y Combinator. Fundersclub, Goodwater Capital, Jar founders Misbah Ashraf and Nishchay AG, and several other angel investors have also participated in the financing round.
According to the company, the fresh capital will be allocated towards building an LLM (Language Model) trained for diverse educational use cases and enhancing the platform’s capabilities and adaptability. It also aims to reach the milestone of serving 100,000 students by December 2023.
Co-founded in early 2023 by Vimal Singh Rathore and Aseem Gupta, Shaktimaan.ai’s current offerings include real-time doubt resolution and personalised feedback, with detailed evaluations of students’ handwritten answers. This approach helps UPSC aspirants with targeted assistance and efficient study plans. The platform aims to make learning accessible, engaging, and tailored for aspiring candidates.
Speaking about the company and its mission, Co-founder& CEO of Shaktimaan.ai, Vimal Singh Rathore, said:
Shaktimaan is our answer to the challenges of affordability and accessibility of excellent education in India. The prospect of making a real difference keeps our entire team driven and inspired. When I encountered GenAI last year, it struck me that this could be a game-changer in education, particularly in a nation where quality teaching is often beyond reach.
Meanwhile, YCombinator is a startup accelerator that provides seed funding for startups. The firm invested a $2.5 million seed funding round in the HRTech platform HireSure.ai with Binny Bansal’s Three State Capital this year. The round also saw participation from San Francisco-based Tribe Capital and Pioneer Fund.