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Bhanzu raises $15mn in Series A

Bhanzu, a city-based global math learning platform on Thursday announced that it has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by global investment firm, Eight Roads Ventures.

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Hyderabad: Bhanzu, a city-based global math learning platform on Thursday announced that it has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by global investment firm, Eight Roads Ventures. Another global investor, B Capital, also invested in the round. Bhanzu will utilise the funding to enhance its technology infrastructure.

Neelakantha Bhanu, the founder and CEO of Bhanzu, is the world's fastest human calculator. In 2020, he won gold medal at the Mind Sports Olympics. After this, Bhanu founded Bhanzu, a math-learning platform. "I believe that every child in the country is capable of learning math with the right learning methods. My math curriculum helps students overcome the fear of math as well as inspires them to make careers in fields of science and engineering. With the help of Bhanzu math courses, every student can start learning math the right way," the CEO of Bhanzu, Neelakantha Bhanu said.

The startup offers learning programmes in mathematics for students between the age group of 6 to16 years. Bhanzu's curriculum is curated by Neelakantha Bhanu after collecting data from research over the span of four years. Bhanzu is solving a challenge faced by students and in the process enabling every child a pleasant math learning experience, the CEO said, adding that Bhanzu has been created to inculcate love for math through innovative learning techniques and establish itself as the world's holistic math curriculum.

Promoting math as a fun sport and making it an integral part of the mainstream culture is the way ahead to solve the problem of math phobia, Bhanu said.

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