Popular Virtual Tutoring Startups You Must Know About

Top Virtual Tutoring Startups You Must Know About

As per Grand View Research, the value of the global online tutoring services market size was USD 4.81 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.1% from 2020 to 2027.

Adopting online mobile learning methods for all age groups and course types will prevail in the future as more and more consumers of all ages are keen and comfortable using these services. Virtual tutoring offers consumers immense value as it meets their expectations in terms of education quality and skill training and offers flexibility and ease of access.

Virtual tutoring services offer numerous advantages, including the elimination of geographic constraints and allowing the consumer to have a broad base of choices to pick as per their preference and convenience.

Here's a list of popular virtual tutoring startups you must know about if this is your space of interest. 

GoStudent

GoStudent is a platform for online teaching and tutoring. Currently, the company is operational in 15 markets through its platform and offers paid, one-to-one, video-based tuition services to primary, secondary and college students in over 20 subjects. The platform uses a membership model and books lessons for students as per their needs. The virtual sessions are live sessions between students and tutors and can be quickly booked by the student, scheduled as per convenience and rescheduled if students cannot attend it. The platform offers features like a whiteboard, screen share, and collaboration to edit documents together. The platform claims that Over 400,000 tutoring units are booked each month. The current user base is around 15,000 students and works with 5,500 international tutors.

Founders: Felix Ohswald, Ferdinand von Hagen, Gregor Muller

Found in: 2016

Location: Vienna, Wien, Austria

Funding: the company has raised a total of $345.4M in funding over seven rounds, the latest being a Series C round raised on Jun 22, 2021.

Teachmint

Teachmint offers an all-in-one solution for online teaching by combining live classes, student engagement, and admin tools. The platform enables tutors to seamlessly digitize their tutoring business quickly by offering a familiar mobile experience. The platform offers learning content in over ten languages making it accessible to people who face language barriers. Students and tutors can easily manage their tuitions, coaching and key requirements through the mobile app. The platform features over 700,000 teachers and is being used across 1,500 cities and towns in the country.

Founders: Anshuman Kumar, Divyansh Bordia, Mihir Gupta, Payoj Jain

Found in: 2020

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Funding: Teachmint has raised a total of $40M in over four rounds, the latest being a Series B round raised on Jul 7, 2021.

GuruQ

GuruQ aims to meet the tutoring needs of students irrespective of the medium instruction students' desire. The company offers a cohesive edtech platform providing tutoring services online and offline. The platform's design is based on the insights drawn from comprehensive consumer research to address the need — gap for quality tutors. The company also provides tutoring services in foreign languages and basic business communication skills for working professionals. GuruQ has a user base of over 5,000 students and is currently present in three states, i.e., National Capital Region (NCR), Haryana, and Punjab.

Founders: Minal Anand

Found in: 2017

Location: Delhi, India

Funding: The company has raised $341.4K over two rounds, the latest being a seed round raised on Oct 23, 2018.

JustTutors

JustTutors offers online tutoring to students through their one to one & one to many tuition classes, live streaming of offline classes, and regular offline classes. Students can buy the packages available based on monthly subscriptions, hourly sessions, or days they require tutoring. Their services are available for maths, science, and English for classes 6th to 10th. The company claims to have delivered over 60,000 online sessions and more than 45,000 offline sessions.
Found in: 2019

Location: Delhi NCR

Vnaya

Vnaya is an online tutoring company offering tutoring services to students in the k-12 sector in Maths, English & Science at all skill levels. The company also provides Test Preparation tutoring for various entrance exams and language learning classes for students interested to learn foreign languages. The platform is equally beneficial for parents providing free parenting support counselling and a free test for students so that parents can check the strengths and weaknesses of their kids.
Founder: Tarun Uppal

Found in: 2012

Location: United States

FabTutor

Fab Tutor offers tutoring services through its comprehensive platform. Students can select a tutor based on tuition categories like exam prep, art, music, academics, competitive exams, various subjects, board of education, particular exam, language, resource availability and city. The platform is an online marketplace to explore and book tutors for online or offline tuitions.

Found in: 2019

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Edugraff

Edugraff offers tutoring services specialized in the K12 sector with a particular interest in STEM subjects. The company provides services in India, Australia, UAE, the US, and the UK. The tutors on board are from the best universities that offer high-quality online tutoring sessions through effective teaching methods and techniques. The focus is on delivering one-to-one live sessions to ensure students get comprehensive support at all curriculums and levels. The tutoring is available for students pursuing education from CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, and all State boards for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and all Sciences. The platform also extends tutoring services for the International curriculum, including IB, SAT, Advanced Placement, Australian curriculum and key Competitive entrance exam.

Founder: Jojo Mathew

Found in: 2017

Location: Perth, Australia

Hashlearn  

This virtual tutoring platform developed a mobile app that helps students prepare for various entrance exams. The app's unique feature is that it allows students to instantly connect with tutors and get their queries solved in no time. Tutors on the app get requests from students and can connect with students if they agree on the prices for each session. 

Founders: Jayadev Gopalakrishnan

Found in: 2013

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Funding: HashLearn has raised a total sum of $50K in over two rounds, the latest being on Nov 22, 2016, from a Non-equity Assistance round. The company was recently acquired by the edtech giant BYJU's.  

Genext Students

Genext Students is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based virtual tutoring education platform. The unique virtual tutoring platform offers online learning programs for students aged 10 to 18 in all major subjects like Maths, Science, Social Science & Languages (Hindi & English) for the national & a few state Boards across India. This is a one-of-its-kind platform that brings quality home tutors with proprietary content to parents/students using technology as a key driver. 

Founders: Ali Kagzi, Asad Daud

Found in: 2012

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Funding: Genext Students Limited has raised $1M in funding over three rounds, the latest being raised on Jul 10, 2018, from a Venture-Series Unknown round. Genext Students Limited is funded by 1Crowd.

TutorMe

The company promises to provide the best tutors and maintains the quality by conducting intensive interviews and verification before hiring tutors for their virtual platform. The shortlisted tutors (the rate is around 4% among all the applicants) are the best in their domain. Their platform offers quick responses to students' queries and promises tutor quotations within 30 seconds after students put out tutoring requests. The platform covers 300 subjects across all grade levels and offers thousands of tutors who specialise in these subjects. Users can also take a free trial to get a feel of their services. 

Founders: Alex Convery, Ari Stiegler, Myles Hunter, Rob Sciama, Victor Kotseruba, William O'Brien

Found in: 2013

Location: Greater Los Angeles Area, West Coast, Western US

Funding: the company has raised $1.3M in funding over three rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Sep 11, 2018, from an Angel round. TutorMe is funded by Jason Calacanis.

Preply

The platform caters to the learning needs of language learners. The company boasts of thousands of native-speaking tutors from almost 185 countries around the globe. The platform is helpful for students who are looking to work on their language skills, improve vocab, complete foreign language assignments or want to be skilled with multiple languages.    

Students can find a tutor on the website by searching for them by availability, nationality, language, or cost. Users can read reviews on tutors from other students who have availed of the services before to get an idea about the tutors. If students aren't satisfied with the first session with a new tutor, they can ask for another tutor from Preply free of cost or get a full refund. All tutors on-board set their prices and schedule; students can schedule their first session depending on the availability and continue their learning journey. 

Founders: Dmytro Voloshyn, Kirill Bigai, Serge Lukianov

Found in: 2012

Location: New England

Funding: The company has raised a total of $50.6M in over eight rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Mar 9, 2021, from a Series B round.

Vedantu

The company provides a software platform offering tutoring services to students and creating opportunities for tutors. The platform provides real-time one to one teaching to students online. The platform features the availability of over 500 teachers who have taught more than 1 million students. Vedantu caters to students between 6th grade to 12th grade and helps prepare for school boards, competitive examinations and offers co-curricular courses.

Founders: Anand Prakash, Pulkit Jain, Saurabh Saxena, Vamsi Krishna

Found in: 2011

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Funding: Vedantu has raised a total of $190.9M in funding over nine rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Jul 15, 2020, from a Series D round.

Doubtnut

The company operates as an e-learning platform offering virtual tutoring options to students that need help in Physics, Chemistry, and Math. Students can type their questions or send an image to get instant help from the tutors on board.

Founders: Aditya Shankar, Tanushree Nagori

Found in: 2016

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Funding: the company has raised $49.9M in funding over five rounds. Their recent funding was a Series B round on Feb 25, 2021.

Skooli

Skooli connects K-12 and college students with professional tutors in a digital classroom. Learn one-on-one with an expert in the Skooli Online Classroom.

Founders: Dave Frey, Rene Frey

Found in: 2014

Location: Canada

ZipSchool

About: the company offers live online classes on various topics for kids PK-3rd grade. Experts conduct the classes in the field who are trained to help students with their queries and ensure an effective learning environment online.

Founders: Farza Majeed

Found in: 2019

Location: United States

Funding: ZipSchool has raised a total of $125K in funding over 1 round. This was a Seed round raised on Aug 24, 2020.

FavTutor

FavTutor offers online tutoring services to students and connects them with independent tutors. Their services are ideal for students seeking help in Computer Science subjects. Users will get the best coding help to solve programming problems or understand data science concepts. The platform onboards over 500 tutors and assures qualitative online tutoring.

Founders: Kaustubh Saini

Found in: 2019

Location: Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

BrainSTEM University

This EdTech startup offers a STEAM-based curriculum through Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for k12 students. Apart from virtual tutoring services, the platform also provides courses, camps, and clubs ideal for students in the k-12 sector to learn and grow their STEM knowledge base.

Founders: Ricky mason

Found in: 2019

Location: United States

Funding: the company has raised funding in a Pre-Seed round on Oct 27, 2020. The amount is not disclosed.

ecadema

The company offers an interactive e-learning platform for their tutoring services connecting trainees with certified trainers through private video chat sessions. Users will find help in various industries like business & management, beauty and makeup, application development, art and design, arbitration, and accounting and auditing. All sessions on the platform are conducted live and aren't recorded. Trainers on-board are qualified and experts in their respective fields, assuring help and quality services.  

Founders: Amin Chaar, Yumna Nashashibi

Found in: 2020

Location: United States

Funding: ecadema has raised a total of $500K in funding over 1 round. This was a Pre-Seed round raised on Oct 30, 2019.

Tuto.ai

This tutoring platform extends services for language learners. The user has to fill in a form consisting of 32 questions, and the platform's AI will analyse the user's learning approach and relevant resources based on the inputs. Based on that, learners can start with their learning journey and get in touch with tutors if required.  

Founders: Alessio Tixi

Found in: 2020

Location: Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

Mana

Tutors can share what they excel in with 1:1 sessions and live classes. The platform is apt for people who are looking for tutoring services in various skills. Tutors get to Inspire people with their skills and earn dedicated followers who fund their work.

Founders: Bobby Tang, James Lo

Found in: 2020

Location: England, United Kingdom

Funding: the company has raised £1.5M in a Pre-Seed round on Nov 9, 2020, by Flash Ventures.

Haleta Tutors

About: This tutoring platform allows users to find a tutor for any subject and grade. Users can use filters to limit the pricing bar and availability schedule. Upon submitting the request, a list of tutors is presented that best fits the students' inputs. Based on reviews and tutors profiles, students can get in touch and avail virtual tutoring help.  

Found in: 2019

Location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia

Funding: Haleta Tutors has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a Non-equity Assistance round on Nov 1, 2019, by FastTrackTech.

TutorNerd

This edtech company provides one-on-one online tutoring to students while creating an interactive real life-like environment virtually. Students can collaborate with tutors in real-time and use in-app tools that allow video chatting, instant messaging, screen sharing, a virtual whiteboard, a text editor, and a live code editor. Students can also upload a picture of their homework through the computer's webcam. The platform makes room for an interactive environment so students and tutors can see and edit the information simultaneously.

Founder: Adam Sadri

Found in: 2019

Location: United States

Funding: the company has raised $350K in a Seed round raised on Feb 10, 2019.

Tutorke

About: This platform is a depository of resources from top teachers in Kenya. Students can Learn Online with high-quality video content available on the platform or get tutoring sessions through live one-on-one and group classes. Students will also find pre-recorded short video lessons, exam standard questions and answers, short notes, question papers with solutions, and automated online tests.

Founders: Raphael Mutua

Found in: 2020

Location: Nairobi West, Nairobi Area, Kenya

Millie

Millie is a global community for students that helps international school students find their academic path with confidence globally. The company provides expert online admissions coaching and exam preparation tutoring services to support teachers and counsellors to help their students achieve their educational goals and discover their passions. The company also offers tutoring services for students to help them score in their entrance papers for international admissions and coaching and provides career counselling to help students decide which universities to apply for, how to write application essays and even prep for their SATs, IB or AP.

Founders: Ariel Lau, Giuseppe Iademarco, Jenna J. Ahn

Found in: 2019

Location: England, United Kingdom

Funding: the company has raised $277.5K in a Pre-Seed round on Nov 25, 2019.

Gwatop

Gwatop offers foreign language learning through private tutoring. Students can learn to speak and write like a professional in foreign languages.

Found in: 2019

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Funding: the company has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a Seed round on Jul 1, 2019, funded by NEOPLY.

Learn@Home

The company offers a live tutoring platform that allows students to learn any subject from the comfort of their homes. This interactive learning platform caters students with one-to-one learning opportunities and helps them with quick and easy learning opportunities at their individual pace and convenience.

Found in: 2019

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

DUX Education

DUX Education offers personalised tutoring services for students in grades 3 to 12. The company provides their services as an afterschool tutoring platform ideal for students to learn and seek help in subject topics they need help in. The platform offers live tutoring and doubt-solving solutions which are affordable, accessible and engage learners to maximise efficiency. The live tutoring platform holds classes in small batches of 10 students ensuring adequate attention and engagement. The curriculum of courses are in sync with the ICSE/CBSE school syllabus and includes non-academic subjects like Vedic Math and Phonics. Like physical classrooms, the virtual classrooms on the platform allow students to raise their hands if they want to ask questions instead of entering their queries in chat. The platform also features class recordings that students can access, share classwork and homework, and take topic-based tests and self-paced courses. Another unique feature is their direct communication channel that keeps parents in the loop and sends alerts on WhatsApp if their kid doesn't join a class within the first five minutes.

Founders: Rohit Jain and Udit Chaturvedi

Found in: 2020

Location: Bengaluru

Funding: the company has closed their pre-seed round of funding. 

 

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