Edtech platform Kyt raises $2.5 mn led by Sequoia Capital

Edtech platform Kyt has received $2.5 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital India Surge.
jio-for-studentsTitan Capital, along with other angel investors including Kunal Shah, Amrish Rau, Jitender Gupta, Allen Penn and Martin Li, also participated in the funding round.

Kyt is part of the fourth cohort of Surge, a bi-annual rapid scale-up program run by Sequoia Capital India for startups across Southeast Asia and India.

Kyt, founded by husband-wife duo Bhavik Rathod and Tripti Ahuja in June 2020, has head offices in India and Singapore.

The platform leverages technology to provide online-only, live lessons to children aged between five and 15 years.

Kyt said that so far more than a thousand students have taken a course or attended workshops with the platform which has more than 20 teachers onboard, with plans to increase this to 500 over the next 12 months.

Kyt plans to add more courses, including chess, various musical instruments, public speaking, creative writing, and how to be a content creator.

Children engaging with Kyt classes are connected to global educators, including Indian Chess Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi, Philippine hip-hop artist Ruel Varindani and celebrity yoga instructor Sabrina Merchant.

The platform offers two learning approaches with its content: Kyt Academy and Kyt Workshops.

Kyt Academy courses span up to 12 weeks and are designed for children who are passionate about specific areas of knowledge, outside of traditional curriculums — such as yoga, language, reading, and dance — and want to expand their skills.

Kyt Workshops are one-time classes, ideal for children who would like to explore different interests and try multiple classes, including cooking, magic classes, animation, rap and poetry. All courses cater to both private and small groups.