Business Times : Offering access to education and a ticket to a better life

BusinessTimes.com.sg — RUANGGURU co-founder Iman Usman is a firm believer that access to education is a ticket to improving one’s quality of life. Hailing from Padang, a small city in West Sumatra far from Indonesia’s capital, Usman is the youngest of six children and the first in his family to graduate from college. “There is aContinue reading “Business Times : Offering access to education and a ticket to a better life”

CompassList : Southeast Asian startups to keep riding digitalization, IPO boom, investors say

CompassList.com — E-commerce and related verticals like payments and logistics will continue to net the bulk of funding in Southeast Asia for at least the next two years, VCs say, as more local consumers go online and businesses digitalize. Sectors that boomed during the Covid-19 pandemic, such as edtech and healthtech, are also seen gainingContinue reading “CompassList : Southeast Asian startups to keep riding digitalization, IPO boom, investors say”

VIR : Promise More Than Evident in Vietnam’s Edtech Fortunes

Over the past years, Vietnam’s edtech industry has experienced significant growth. Catalyzed by the pandemic, the blue ocean quickly filled by new players that understood the value of education and good online education quality. One of the players namely Marathon Education, aims to fill the gap by providing live online classes for better engagement and also ensuring that students understood and are able to study well.

Tech Crunch : Vietnam After-school Learning Startup Marathon Raises $1.5M Pre-seed Round

Venturra Discovery participates in the Pre-seed funding of Marathon Education led by Forge Ventures. Marathon Education is a live online tutoring classes serving kindergarten to year 12 students in Vietnam.

CompassList : Indonesian Edtechs Attract Funding Even as Students Head Back to School

CompassList.com — On March 30, the Indonesian government issued a joint ministerial decree ordering schools that have vaccinated all teachers and staff to reopen immediately. Some schools are already conducting trial runs for face-to-face teaching. Education minister Nadiem Makarim said the government aims for all schools to partially resume face-to-face learning activities by July this year in time forContinue reading “CompassList : Indonesian Edtechs Attract Funding Even as Students Head Back to School”

Crunch Base : Indonesian Edtech Startup Ruangguru Raises $150M

CRUNCHBASE.COM — The Series C, which was led by General Atlantic and GGV Capital, will help the company expand its product in Indonesia and Vietnam. Ruangguru, which was founded in 2014, counts East Ventures and Venturra Capital among its investors. Ruangguru helps users learn concepts through its online platform, which has animated videos, quizzes and infographic summaries. More than 15,000 students use Ruangguru, andContinue reading “Crunch Base : Indonesian Edtech Startup Ruangguru Raises $150M”