Bangalore-based Padma Infocom Pvt Ltd owned ExamsGuru.in has raised Rs 15 lakh ($30,000) in angel funding from Simarjit Singh Khera, who is currently working at Gurucool Online Learning Solutions.
Khera, according to his profile on Linkedin, has also worked at Frost & Sullivan as the director of healthcare for the APAC region and just before joining Gurucool, was working at a pharmaceutical company called Quintiles Transnational.
Although operational, ExamsGuru portal is currently in the final stages of development and will soon be out with all its features. The company was founded in December 2009 by Rahul Jain, Vikas Jain and Prateek Bhowmick. Two of the founders have an IT background and Bhowmick has worked at HSBC bank prior to starting Padma Infocom.
The firm began with a business model wherein it was an online platform for students appearing for various entrance exams like AIEEE, IIT etc. Thereafter it pivoted to being a platform for professional training. At present, the portal offers professional IT training to students in their final semesters or looking for jobs in the IT Sector.
It provides industry-specific trainings online and also take tests and arrange mentoring by professionals from IT companies. The portal also has programmes for medical and MBA students. The firm is also in the process of re-launching its original services for college aspirants soon.
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