Zenith Learning Group, one of Singapore’s leading education companies operating offline tuition centres, has recently secured $1.4 million in a seed round led by Trihill Capital. The funding round was also joined by other investors, including East Ventures, Orvel Ventures, One Leaf Capital, and Ascend Angel Network. The startup will use the funds for research and development into EdTech products and to grow its team, which currently has over 40 teachers.
Founded in 2019, Zenith Learning aims to start a hybrid learning programme for primary school children this year, including brick-and-mortar enrichment centres in Singapore and a gamified online education platform. The firm strives to empower learners to reach their peak potential by cultivating integral values and skills that will set them up for success in life. Its leadership team comprises founder and chief executive Evan Heng, head of product Joel Yap, director of commercial Lim Zi Jian, head of education Chester Mark, and chief operating officer Bryan Tan. The company has grown into six centres serving 3,000 students in the city-state despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
The firm believes in equal access to opportunity regardless of background and that the future of education is a tech-driven experience that places the learner at its core. Zenith’s mission is to combine its pedagogical expertise with cutting-edge technology and an unrelenting sense of customer centricity to deliver on both.
A growing number of EdTech companies have shifted their focus toward hybrid learning rather than relying on only one vertical. Zenius, an Indonesian edtech firm, recently returned to the pre-pandemic strategy of prioritizing offline education.