Saasguru, an Australia and US-based Edtech software training startup, raised A$4 million in a seed funding round led by Square Peg Capital, along with returning investors Black Nova and Antler.
The startup wants to narrow the gap with an edtech platform designed for new graduates and tech workers who want to become better at using cloud platforms like Salesforce or AWS. It plans to use its funding to add more cloud certifications.
It has been used by 40,000 students in 20 countries and has worked with 20 cloud consulting companies that want to train new workers as well as refresh the skills of their existing teams.
Saasguru uses a two-step process to personalize courses, which can range from 30 hours for a self-paced cloud certification program to 300 hours for a career bootcamp. Saasguru’s 15 programs include ones for learning Salesforce, ServiceNow, AWS, GCP, and Azure.
Company: GradVantage Holding Pty Ltd
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: November 2022
Lead Investors: Square Peg Capital
Additional Investors: Black Nova and Antler
Company Website: https://www.saasguru.co/
Software Category: EdTech Software
About the Company: Founded in 2021 by Amit Choudhary, Atif Saad, and Prateek Kataria, Saasguru is a SaaS and AI-based marketplace that provides certification exam preparation solutions. The platform also offers interactive and personalized support to help prepare learners for specific qualifications, in Salesforce or AWS cloud technologies, including an initial benchmarking exam, tools that adapt to the individual’s learning style and knowledge gaps, and a gamified platform showing how they stack up against their peers and offering challenges. Saasguru is a deep-tech-powered platform that combines personalization, TikTok-style micro-learning platforms, and a community of mentors. It is run in partnership with over 20 different cloud consulting companies to help them accelerate the cloud upskilling of new hires. Its mission is to solve the cloud skills crisis by creating the bridge between learning and certifications.