09 August 2018, India:
Ed-tech startup Quizziz has raised $3 million in fresh round of funding. The funding round was led by Nexus Venture Partners. Existing investors Prime Venture Partners and angels also participated in the funding round.
The funding will support new products that help students master standards specific to their grade level, school, and state, the startup said in a statement.
Ankit Gupta, co-founder, Quizziz said, “Our mission is to motivate every learner. When we hear that a student initially struggled on a math assignment but then replayed it six or seven times because he/she wanted to improve, we know we’re on the right track.”
Ram Gupta, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners, said, “With Quizizz, teachers save time and students learn while having fun. It is a win-win, and that’s why we’ve seen it adopted in more than 50 percent of U.S. schools with over 10 M students using it. We’re excited to be partners in the journey ahead.”
Sean Eichenser, an eighth grade ELA teacher for Chicago Public Schools. explained, “There’s a trend across U.S. classrooms of promoting mastery over one-time grades and this makes Quizizz crucial for me. My students love the low-pressure competition in class and also look forward to keeping the challenge going home. Quizizz is my favorite tool.”
Quizziz was founded by Ankit Gupta and Deepak Joy Cheenath in 2015. It is a learning platform on a mission to motivate every student. combines game-design elements with self-paced questions and instant feedback to help students learn for mastery. To play, teachers can use their own content or choose from millions of educator-created quizzes. Students can engage from any device. The platform saw a massive organic adoption in the US schools.
Quizizz team is spread across their California and Bangalore offices.
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