Teachmint's Expansion To 30 Countries And 1.5 Billion Customers
The Turning Point is a sequence of short articles that make a speciality of the instant when an entrepreneur comes across a winning idea. This week, we study ed-infra startup Teachmint.
By Ishika Rastogi
At a time when phrases of caution are the norm on the subject of edtech, Teachmint has reached over 30 Southeast and West Asian international locations, impacting 1.5 million instructors and students. Among the countries where the company has expanded are Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.
At this point, I'd like to emphasize that there is a significant difference between the digitisation of education and online learning. "We're betting on the former," says Teachmint Co-Founder Mihir Gupta.
" Our online and offline programmes enhance college strategies, save time, and reduce expenses; teachers can also increase engagement and efficiency in the classroom with our tools." (whether or not offline or online), "he says. The Teachmint mobile platform, Teachmint's flagship product, is a free SaaS-based, cell-first give up-to-cease solution.
Teachmint is now available in 20 Indian and worldwide languages and has catered to 1.5 crore instructors to date.
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IIT alums Mihir Gupta, Payoj Jain, Divyansh Bordia, and Anshuman Kumar founded the Bengaluru-based startup. The four have worked at OYO, McKinsey, Swiggy, and Roposo, and have been lately featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia listing.
Payoj Jain, who has been worried about his family's CBSE-affiliated faculty located in a faraway area in Madhya Pradesh, became aware of the on-floor challenges educators face without easy access to tech.
This enabled us to clearly identify the gap in college and instructor digitization. From multiple, disconnected tools to gaps in the understanding of a generation, we realised that a comprehensive digital infrastructure had no longer been built for colleges and educators at scale. We began solving this by means of introducing the Teachmint mobile app, which helped instructors digitise their lecture rooms in minutes, "Mihir recollects."
The Teachmint app allows instructors to take live instructions, create and grade assignments, and take notes. What we realised along the way and solved for became creating a mobile-first product that became low-bandwidth optimised. This allowed us to simply penetrate India and increase our presence in more than five hundred thousand towns and cities. " Furthermore, we had an excellent opportunity to grow internationally through emerging economies, "Mihir says." ""
Since then, the startup has improved its services and launched its flagship product, The incorporated College Platform. This SaaS platform permits schools and institutes to digitise all their operations on a single platform and improve efficiencies and effects.
Teachmint, presently situated in Bangalore, has a team of over 500 personnel.
What now? "As faculties have reopened in the previous year, we've seen excessive adoption of our offerings and we continue to construct deeper abilities to bolster them," Mihir tells YourStory. The edtech startup will focus on innovating and expanding its product services in the coming year. Apart from this, Teachmint aims to move deeper into the markets that it's already present in.
In Mihir's view, education needs to be expanded. "Infrastructure innovation and enablement can have a more significant impact on formative institutions like colleges," says Mihir.