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[Funding alert] Teacher Accreditation Edtech Platform Centa Secures $1 Mn From Angel Investors

A group of thirty angel investors, including Leo Puri, chairman of JP Morgan India, Pankaj Sahni, CEO of Medanta Group of Hospitals, Bahram Vakil, founding partner of AZB & Partners, and Nikhil Mohta, director of ICICI private equity, invested $1 million to Centa, an edtech firm that links teacher accreditation.
Centa founder, Ramya Venkataraman

A group of thirty angel investors, including Leo Puri, chairman of JP Morgan India, Pankaj Sahni, CEO of Medanta Group of Hospitals, Bahram Vakil, founding partner of AZB & Partners, and Nikhil Mohta, director of ICICI private equity, invested $1 million to Centa, an edtech firm that links teacher accreditation.

The Bengaluru-based business intends to employ new funding to develop a “teaching-as-a-service” (TaaS) ecosystem model that will help state and federal governments and offer on-demand educational services to domestic and foreign educational institutions, as reported by ET.

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“Right now, testing and training contributes for almost 45% each, while recruiting currently makes up the rest 10%. But in terms of growth, recruiting will become about 40% eventually,” Ramya Venkataraman, founder and chief executive.

The company has previously raised investments from Omidyar Network, Discovery Assets, Pi Ventures, and 3i Partners.

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The Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad is a yearly national competition organised by CENTA. Teaching Quotient: a metric that some schools use to evaluate potential instructors CENTA Micro-credentials (distinguished career prospects and certificates of excellence for promotions)

The company held an Olympiad-style teacher examination platform from 2014 to 2019. It started as a full-fledged business offering teacher credentialing courses in 2019.

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About Centa

Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA®) Private Limited is an end-to-end professional platform for teachers that works with 1 million teachers – probably the world’s largest. CENTA aims to make teaching a more aspirational profession.

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