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Shaktimaan.ai riases $2M from YCombinator and other global investors

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Shaktimaan.ai riases $2M from YCombinator and other global investors


Aims to make personalized learning experience accessible to aspirants of competitive exams
India’s first personal mentor and discipline-inducing learning ecosystem, Shaktimaan.ai, has secured $2
million in its recent seed funding round. The fundraising is backed by prominent investors such as
YCombinator, Fundersclub, GoodWater Capital, Misbah and Nishchay (Founders of Jar), along with
other angel investors. The company is co-founded by Vimal Singh Rathore, a top educator and serial
entrepreneur, and Aseem Gupta, who brings technological innovation to the platform as the tech co-
A significant percentage of the funds will be allocated to building an LLM (Language Model) trained for
diverse educational use cases, thus enhancing the platform’s capabilities and adaptability. The AI-backed
learning platform aims to reach the milestone of serving the first 100,000 students by December 2023.

Vimal Singh Rathore, CEO of Shaktimaan & Qoohoo, envisions Shaktimaan.ai as a revolutionary force in
transforming the learning experience for competitive exam candidates while addressing the hurdles
students face during their preparation. He expressed his stance on the development, saying, “When I
encountered GenAI last year, it struck me that this could be a game-changer in education, particularly in a
nation like ours where quality teaching is often beyond reach. Shaktimaan is our answer to the challenges
of affordability and accessibility of excellent education in India. The prospect of making a real difference
keeps our entire team driven and inspired.”
“FundersClub is always on the lookout for ventures that can create significant value for customers. India’s
edtech market is full of opportunity, and in Shaktimaan, we see the potential for significant impact. We
believe the founding team has strong experience in the market and their product has tremendous
potential.”, said Boris Silver, Cofounder, Fundersclub, who has invested in likes of Coinbase, Substack,
Instacart, Doordash
Shaktimaan’s current offerings include real-time doubt resolution and personalized feedback, with
detailed evaluations of students’ handwritten answers. This approach empowers UPSC aspirants with

targeted assistance and efficient study plans. Shaktimaan.ai aims to revolutionize the educational
landscape, making learning more accessible, engaging, and personalized through the application of
Artificial Intelligence.

About Shaktimaan.ai
Shaktimaan.ai, founded by Vimal Singh Rathore and Aseem Gupta, is a discipline-inducing learning
ecosystem that aims to empower competitive exam aspirants starting to access personalized learning
experiences and quality mentorship. The AI-powered learning platform strives to make learning easily
accessible, engaging, and tailored for aspiring candidates.


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