Quizizz, an edtech startup with a presence in India and the U.S., today announced a $12.5 million Series A funding round led by our India Ventures team with participation from GSV Ventures, Rocketship VC and existing investors Nexus Venture Partners and Prime Venture Partners.
Quizizz helps teachers quickly create gamified quizzes and interactive lessons that generate instant student feedback without needing to be graded by hand. In addition to reducing time spent on grading, teachers benefit as their peers adopt the platform and make new content available. Today, a teacher can use and customize over 30 million quizzes and lessons spanning primary school mathematics to career and technical education. In 2020, students collectively answered more than 13 billion questions on the platform.
“No matter what is being taught, we think the best and most personalized learning happens when an educator is freed from busywork like grading worksheets and rigid, out-of-the-box curriculum” says Ankit Gupta, CEO and Co-founder. “Our focus on teacher-directed learning differentiates Quizizz from many Indian EdTech startups providing independent study solutions and supplemental curriculum.”
The company will use the new funding to expand its team to support school and corporate customers and accelerate international user growth. They pledge to continue building tools that make teachers’ lives easier and give educators more time to provide personal support to their students.