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AntWak funding

AntWak, the Bengaluru-based experiential learning startup, has secured seed funding led by Matrix Partners India. The round also had participation from Kunal Shah, Founder, CRED, and Vaibhav Domkundwar, Founder, Better Capital. 

AntWak was founded in 2020 by Joybroto Ganguly, Sumit Gupta, Sudhanshu Shekhar, Basav Nagur, and Sriramkumar Sundararaman. 

With this funding, AntWak stated it intends to invest more in content and education infrastructure, and develop a world-class marketing and inside sales team. 

Joybroto Ganguly, Founder, AntWak, said in a press statement, “We are a passionate set of educators focused on bridging the industry-academia gap through our experiential learning movement. Today, the movement brings together professionals from 500+ top brands. We are solving for Bharat by offering our live classes powered by these professionals who have been there and done it and that too at a fraction of the cost of available alternatives. This is made possible through our focus on creating a lean business model and a low-cost customer acquisition engine.” 

The startup provides more than 1,000 free, bite-sized professional learning courses in 15+ domains such as digital marketing, data engineering, sales and business development, cybersecurity, user experience, and data engineering. These are said to be fueled by 2,500+ experts from 500+ brands and corporates across 30+ countries. Antwak also offers 16-week long premium live courses targeted at the billion Bharat dreams, at one-fifth the cost of peer firms, and is also led by industry experts. 

Rajat Agarwal, Managing Director, Matrix India, commented: “Making our large workforce more employable and equipping them with 21st-century skills is perhaps one of the most important strategic imperatives for India. AntWak is on a mission to provide high-quality and relevant, yet affordable education to the next set of working professionals and help them kick start their careers. We are excited to partner with Joy and the Antwak team on this journey as they transform the Ed-Tech landscape for professionals!”

Commenting on the development, Shishir Gupta, Founder and CEO of StartupLanes said, “AntWak has revolutionized learning by building an amazing platform to learn from industry experts and introducing bite-sized learning packages. The recent funding would only fuel their growth further.”

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