Mesa School of Business has raised Rs 34 crore in a funding round from Elevation Capital and angel investors, like Kunal Shah, Vidit Aatrey, and Abhiraj Bahl.
With the help of this funding, the company plans to build a cutting-edge, practical, and application-based curriculum for a founding cohort of just 60 handpicked students. This curriculum will be developed and delivered with startup leaders and potential future employers.
“We believe startups will be responsible for creating the bulk of the new aspirational jobs in India, and yet there isn’t a B-school focused on preparing candidates to be successful in these leadership roles. This gap inspired us to start Mesa School,” said the founding team of Mesa School of Business.
The startup leadership PG programme will be offered full-time for 12 months and be based out of Bengaluru. The company said that after completing the training, students would have access to opportunities for leadership positions at some of the country’s leading startups and technology companies.
“We believe there is a clear opportunity to build new age, outcome-focused higher-ed institutes in India. Therefore we could immediately relate to Ankit and Varun’s vision of building a business school of the future, focussed on entrepreneurship and the start-up ecosystem,” Mukul Arora, Managing Partner, Elevation Capital, said.
Varun Limaye and Ankit Agarwal, former executives at Amazon and the Urban Company, co-founded the Mesa School of Business.