Edtech startup L4o gets seed funding from Indian Angel Network

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Chennai: L4o.in, a regional-language edtech platform focused on upskilling graduates, has raised an undisclosed amount in a seed funding round led by Indian Angel Network. A clutch of angel investors also pitched in.

The Jaipur-based startup will use the fresh capital to further build its product, courses and for expansion into newer markets.

Kamal Kant Gupta, cofounder of L4o.in, started the company upon realising the lack of high-quality content in regional languages to upskill graduates.

“Young graduates, who are preparing for government exams and bank exams, are not skilled enough to get a job. There is another problem, almost all the edtech platforms provide content in english and no platform is focusing on vernacular space,” Gupta said. “So, our vision is to eradicate these gaps as a reason for large-scale unemployment. We believe that education should be outcome-based and that’s what we aim to build through our platform. We are offering high-quality courses in every Indian language possible and skilling graduates with a 100% job guarantee.”

Gupta reached out to Rahil Sheikh, who had been working in the education space with a mission to remove barriers to quality education. Together, they launched L4o.in in January 2021 to address these pain points. They believe education should be outcome-based and, as a result, students need continuous upskilling, Indian Angel Network said in a statement.

The edtech company, at present, is solving the problem of unemployment among young graduates, who despite having college degrees, need reskilling and upskilling to qualify for newer positions in the global jobs market. It is offering high-quality content and training in regional languages, thereby ensuring a 100% job guarantee.

The platform is already offering content and training in Hindi (Hinglish) specific regions of India. These include Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi NCR, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. The company is looking to expand to other regions of India and include more regional languages on its platform.

“Employability is a very big challenge among Tier II-III and rural youth in India. That however presents a major opportunity and Learn4o is aiming to position itself in this exciting space,” said Pradeep Jai Singh, lead investor at Indian Angel Network. “We are delighted to support this venture with a great team of founders and strongly believe that they will create a significant impact in creating millions of jobs in small town India.”

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