A cloud skills and workforce development edtech platform has raised another $4m in what the company is once again calling a Seed round, 10 months after raising $1.3 million in its first Seed round.
Local VC giant Square Peg has backed Saasguru once again, having also led January’s initial $1.3 Seed raise. Existing investors Black Nova and Antler also doubled down on the edtech training platform. The startup emerged from the Antler program in 2020 with pre-seed funding from the accelerator and VC.
The latest raise will be used to continue the build the company’s technology stack and expand into multiple high-demand cloud certifications.
Former consultants and cofounders Amit Choudhary and Atif Saad developed their platform to benchmark a cloud professional’s readiness for a certification exam alongside tailored learning experiences.
Saasguru automatically designs a personalised learning pathway for users from micro-learning modules inspired by TikTok, to insights, suggestions, and gamified learning, as well as offering access to a community of software experts for 1-1 mentoring. The platform targets both fresh graduates starting their first job in cloud technologies to professionals who have one or more cloud certificates and are working towards the next.
More than 40,000 learners from 20 countries have used the platform, with the business offering 15 programs covering leading cloud providers, and also partnering with more than 20 cloud consulting companies to help them accelerate the cloud upskilling of new hires as well as re-skilling and upskilling of existing teams.
Choudhary, Saasguru’s CEO, said they want to play a leading role in building cloud skills crisis and certification.
“Edtech has become an e-commerce like experience for users. All users are getting is an overload of content with aggressive subscription models,” he said.
“Saasguru is disrupting that with a personalised learning experience, supported by our gurus and leading to a very tangible outcome of skills, certifications and jobs.”