Educational technology startup Kyt has announced that it has raised a total of $5 million in a Series A funding round. The investment was led by Alpha Wave Incubation, which is run by US investment firm Falcon Edge Capital. Aside from AWI, angel investors and companies including Titan Capital, January Capital, and Sequoia Capital India’s Surge contributed to the remainder of the Series A.

With the mass migration of students toward online teaching platforms as an effect of the pandemic, learners and educators have turned to  EdTech platforms to address the need for effective distance learning. Institutions have also been forced to adapt to these new modes of learning for almost a year now.

Kyt is an EdTech platform that aims to provide extracurricular classes to benefit children who are 5 to 15 years old through an online-first platform. They offer their classes, ranging from singing, dancing, art, yoga, language, baking, and many more, through their tech platform with teaching material in the form of videos that are accessible to children around the world.

The company was founded in June 2020 by husband/wife team, Bhavik Rathod and Tripti Ahuja. Rathod is most known for having built Uber and UberEats in India and other parts of South Asia. On the other hand, his wife, Tripti, has been on a number of founding teams for startups in India. Since starting in June, Kyt has claimed a couple of thousands of students using its programs to date. Though the company divulged no specific numbers, it claims to double its user acquisition each month. Kyt currently has around 20 teachers on the team, and it is planning to increase capacity by adding more than 500 teachers within the year.

The company currently has offices in Singapore and India. It aims to use funds from the Series A round to grow the team and expand to the Middle East, specifically Abu Dhabi. This office will serve as the headquarters for penetrating the market surrounding it. This includes the Middle East / North Africa or Mena, the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC, and other global markets. This new team will consist of data scientists, engineers, and product managers.

Aside from growing the team, Kyt is also looking to invest in research and infrastructure through products and technology that will help them give users a better overall experience. Kyt currently has students in India, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and aims to extend the reach and enroll students from the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.