As we all know that the Covid times are by far the most disrupted years in the history of humankind, it affected almost every section of our society across the world. But the sector that was most afflicted was the “educational sector.”
Initially, many were unaware of the future impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic or the challenges that the education industry might face. Many EdTech companies came forward with their creative initiatives which helped in providing better management, new teaching methods and a futuristic outlook to the educational institutions.
Lead School, an Indian Educational Startup, with its successful journey to become a “Unicorn,” has proved to be an unmatched choice for many Ed-nstitutions in these tough times.
|Founder Name||Smita Deorah, and Sumeet Yaspal Mehta|
|Current Valuation||$1.1 billion|
|Total Funding||$100 million|
About the Founders:
A management executive turned educator, having experience of about 20 years in leading positions in the Educational field.
Co-founder and enthusiastic partner at LEAD School since inception, she has been vocal about developing integrated learning solutions like LEAD, always in the early days.
Lead School’s Journey To Excellence
“LEAD SCHOOL,” a Mumbai-based school Ed-tech company founded by Sumeet Mehta and Smita Deorah, was established in the year 2013, providing modern day digital learning to all educational stakeholders.
The ultimate idea of Lead School came into existence when one of the two founders, Sumeet Mehta, left for Singapore after successful completion of his MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad to work for P&G which seemed a great accomplishment for him like any other person. But still, after gaining in-depth knowledge, he and Smita had something to do for the educational system in his nation.
On their return, they were disgruntled with the traditional learning of the Indian private schooling system that led them to offer a platform through which they would get all the assistance at one stop with minimal operational cost.
Zealous Efforts Paying-Off
It currently has partnerships with over 3,000 schools, supporting nearly 1.2 million diligent teaching staff across 20 states in India, and has generated over $100 million in a successful span of 9 years.
What Makes Them The Best Choice?
At a Lead powered school, students receive the best education among the regional educational set up with the international standard learning via in-depth researched curriculum. Not only the students but the entire management can effectively manage their regular functions in a more constructive manner. It provides private schools with great initiatives like:
Learning with equal educational standards as the USA, Canada, and Singapore with a platform that enables kids to learn and grow in an exciting yet safe environment.
While learners can learn uninterruptedly with this platform, teachers can equally experience a well-connected e-learning ecosystem. It offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that helps them deliver effective online teaching to their students.
World Standard Curriculum
For school students, it offers interactive, easy-to-use tools like websites, mobile apps, manage exams, timetable scheduler, etc.
Learning At Home
They are ambitious to build a digital learning platform for students that have fewer resources but desire to learn immensely.
Lead School has made the lives of its users convenient as well as productive, a platform where they do not feel shy of facing any stage or opportunity. Providing students the maximum exposure is the mission they’re currently working on.
Future Plans of The Newest Unicorn
As we know that more than half of India’s population is youth, which means a strong education system is the need of the hour. But due to current adversaries like the COVID pandemic, it is necessary to switch to modern learning solutions. And this is what inspires Lead School the most.
Having achieved a great milestone like becoming an “Unicorn,” which is a big deal in itself and especially in the field of education. The Ed-tech firm intends to utilize the additional funds to improve its current curriculum and overall management system as per future requirements.