▷ Newton School raises $5 million funding – Review

CHENNAI: Bengaluru-based edtech startup Newton School has raised around $5 million in a Series A round of financing led by RTP Global.
The funding round also saw participation from existing investors Nexus Venture Partners, Prophetic Ventures and Unacademy co-founders Gaurav Munjal, Roman Saini and Hemesh Singh.
Marquee angel investors including Flipkart’s CEO Kalyan Krishnamoorthy, CRED’s Kunal Shah, Freshworks’ Girish Mathrubootham, Udaan’s Sujeet Kumar and Razorpay founders Harshil Mathur and Shashank Kumar also participated in the round.
The funds will be used to expand the team and to develop products utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI) to streamline and personalise the learning journey of each student.
Founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneurs and college friends Nishant Chandra and Siddharth Maheshwari, Newton School is an edtech platform that enables people to be skilled software developers and get into a tech career in top companies and startups.
Newton School’s six-month-long cohort-based course includes 1000+ hours of coding, 50+ hours of soft skills training, live projects, and mentorship oversight – designed by reverse engineering industry requirements and taught by industry professionals. Newton School has a fee model where students are required to pay zero fees upfront and only start paying once they get into a job.
“On one side, you have a million college graduates every year with low single digit employability rate and on the other side, there are 1000s of companies struggling to find talent. We aim to bridge this massive gap through Newton School’s personalized learning platform, » Nishant Chandra, co-founder, Newton School, said.
The startup’s students are hired by more than 100 companies ranging from top startups like Zomato, Unacademy, Nykaa, Affle to large MNCs like Publicis Sapient, Thoughtworks, Motorola, Nutanix, the company said.

▷ Newton School raises $5 million funding – Review
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