Startup Street: Investors Finally Warm Up To Indian Education Startups

Startup Street: Investors Finally Warm Up To Indian Education Startups

  • Artificial intelligence gets ready to detect crime before it happens—Hollywood style.
  • When Edtech Got Flushed With Funds Deal activity and funding in India’s education technology startups hit an all-time high in 2018 as investors finally started recognising the potential of the sector in a country where a third of the population is below 20 years of age.
  • The edtech sector, as it is generally called, attracted private equity and venture capital investments worth $742 million last year, a year-on-year rise of 733 percent, according to a new report by EY India.
  • The sector is growing “rapidly” and is set to become a $2-billion market in the next three years, EY said.
  • Japan’s Vaak has developed artificial intelligence software that can detect a shoplifter before they even steal.


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