Dealflow | May 2, 2018

Unitus Ventures back Indian chatbot learning startup

Jessica Pothering
ImpactAlpha Editor

Jessica Pothering

ImpactAlpha, May 2 – EdMobile, an edtech startup based in Pune, uses chatbots and live tutors to teach English and job-related skills to India’s growing population of blue collar workers. The company says its flagship app, Utter, is used by about 600,000 people. It has plans costing as little as 45 cents a week.

  • Seed funding… Unitus, formerly known as Unitus Seed Fund, and several unnamed angel investors are investing $825,000 in EdMobile.
  • B2B expansion… EdMobile will use the funds to expand and improve it’s Utter app, which is available in several Indian languages, and to grow its roster of corporate customers.
  • Institutional customers… EdMobile recently added Reliance Retail, Hippocampus Learning and IL&FS Education as customers, and signed deals with Asian telecom operators, according to LiveMint.