Wiingy, an EdTech startup that provides online LIVE classes on robotics, coding, and advanced sciences for kids, has acquired $400,000 in angel funding round.
The round saw participation from investors such as Aroa Ventures (Family Office of OYO Founder Ritesh Agarwal), Abhinav Sinha (Global Chief Operating Officer, OYO), Maninder Gulati (Global, Chief Strategy Officer, OYO), Kavikrut (Chief Growth Officer, OYO), Rohit Kapoor (CEO, India-South-East Asia, OYO) and Ashish Goel (Founder CEO, Urban Ladder), along with Vineet Nanda (Founder Sift Capital) and Manish Chopra (Global Leader, Genpact).
Founded in 2021 by IIM Ahmedabad alumnus Asit Biswal, Wiingy aims to provide experiential co-curricular education to students in robotics and other STEM courses. It provides robotics kits and 1:1 live classes on coding and advanced sciences for children aged between 5-15 years. With its lessons focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, Wiingy aims to help students understand the application of STEM concepts, build engineering products while learning, and make themselves future-ready.
Wiingy believes project-based learning is the most effective way to learn. The company's strength lies in an innovative curriculum, which enables students to learn science, coding, and hardware concepts while building robotics projects guided by live online instructors.
Speaking about the platform, Asit Biswal, Founder of Wiingy, said,
"Students across age groups love our robotics courses and parents appreciate the unique hands-on experience of our courses..... Our 'Learning by building' methodology, which is focussed on practical learning while doing experiential projects, has meant that students are deeply engaged throughout the curriculum. Our platform also enables a new set of educators who enjoy STEM teaching by connecting them with students around the globe. I am overwhelmed by the support from our investors and mentors who have shown belief in the potential of the team and product at such an early stage."
Wiingy claims to be a unique combination of multiple learning and skill development methods, including DIY robotics kits, online and offline community events, and a guided coding platform.
Gaurav Gulati, Head & CIO of Aroa Ventures, said,
"Robotics and advanced sciences continue to play a crucial role in our society. Its fundamentals should be instilled in students’ education to better prepare them for the new technology first world. Wiingy understands this and continues to creatively work towards strengthening the quality of education in this space. Wiingy is on a mission to empower tomorrow’s changemakers and Aroa is glad to support them in this journey."
Wiingy has launched robotics courses as its initial offering and is planning to launch artificial intelligence, wireless networking, coding, and physics in the coming months.