Jovian, a data science & machine learning-focused edtech startup has raised $1.5 million in Seed funding round led by Multiply Ventures with participation from Y Combinator and Better Capital.
The round also saw participation from many investors including Kunal Shah, (Founder of CRED); PhanindraSama, (Co-Founder of redBus); AprameyaRadhakrishna, (Co-Founder of Koo); Christian Oestlien, (Director, Product Management, YouTube); AakritVaish, (Co-Founder and CEO, Haptik); Ankit Bhati, (Co-Founder, Ola &Amnic) and AnandMadhavan, (VP of Engineering, EverLaw).
The startup plans to use the funds to expand its team of data science experts to enhance its curriculum and provide mentorship to its growing student base.
It also plans to grow its engineering team and engage its data science community through courses, competitions, and learning resources.
San Francisco-based Jovian was founded in 2019 by Aakash N S and Siddhant Ujjain, its flagship Data Science and Machine Learning bootcamp helps professionals working in programming or analytics to pursue a career in data science.
They also offer a number of free beginner-friendly courses and have a rapidly growing community of more than 200,000 users from over 180 countries.
“There is a large and growing demand for data science talent around the world, and university programs have not been able to keep up. On the other hand, many people already have most of the skills required to become a data scientist: programming, math, and analytical thinking. So, we have crafted a 6-month part-time job-oriented data science training program for working professionals to help fill this gap”, said, Aakash N S, Co-founder and CEO of Jovian.
The startup has developed an industry-focused curriculum for data science and machine learning in collaboration with domain experts. The program is designed for part-time learning, with weekly classes and live Q&A over chat and video calls. It gives its learners access to 1:1 mentorship sessions with industry experts and weekly groups with their peers an environment like the University.
These learners create guided real-world projects, receive support in resume writing and interview preparation, and gain access to opportunities from Jovian’s recruitment partners and global alumni network.
“There is a massive shortage of data science talent globally and it’s doubling every two years. The engineers, researchers, and marketers of today will be the data scientists of tomorrow as increasing automation disrupts the jobs landscape over the next five years. Jovian solves this by upskilling industry professionals into data science professionals to reduce this massive gap. Upskilling is a continuous process and it’s a core tenet of our investment strategy at Multiply ventures”, said, Raveen Sastry, Founding Partner, Multiply Ventures.
In January 2019, Jovian raised $450,000 in a pre-seed funding round led by Arka Venture Labs.
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