Freadom, an English-language learning platform for children ages 3 to 12, raised $ 2.5 million in a funding round led by Capital A and other top investors, including Bollywood star Tiger Shroff, BharatPe founder Ashneer Grover, VMart Retail founder Lalit Agarwal and Global PayU CFO Aakash Moondhara to name a few.

Several existing investors, including Unreasonable Capital, the founding team of Quantiphi and the Singapore Angels group, also participated in the round. Funding will be invested in product, distribution and to further strengthen Freadom’s vertical presence with stakeholders for English as a second language.

Launched in 2016 after 8 years of intensive local research on learning and reading science – Freadom enables children to learn to read in English in any country where it is an ambitious second language , via its recommendation engine; built in collaboration with Stanford University to promote the learning of English. Freadom’s own research shows that kids who complete app-based learning with their live lessons end up learning twice as fast.

“Learning a language like English should be fun and engaging and this is what we prioritize at Freadom. Freadom’s success lies at the intersection of our innovative pedagogical approach and our advanced AI technology that makes language learning accessible to all children aged 3 to 12. The aim is to create impact at scale and prioritize long-term learning outcomes, ”said Nikhil Saraf, founder of Freadom.

“Capital A supports startups with high potential in different sectors. This investment in the Edutech area is our first and we are extremely optimistic about the potential of this segment in the years to come – growth which has also been driven by the pandemic. said Ankit Kedia, angel investor-turned-VC and CEO of Capital A who led the fundraising round.

Commenting on his decision to invest in the company, Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff said, “The youth of a nation is its future and a springboard for economic growth. Being well versed in a language like English can give them immense confidence personally and in all walks of life, especially in today’s rapidly changing global village. In this regard, Freadom is doing a great job and I look forward to their growth trajectory and results in the times to come. “

The Freadom team has leveraged its research and partners such as Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon Speech to deliver great results to young learners.

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