Gurugram-based healthcare edtech startup Virohan has raised $7 million in a pre-Series B1 funding led by Blume Ventures.
According to a company statement, Bharat Inclusion Seed Fund, Rebright Partners, Lesing Artha Limited, and other investors participated in the round.
The startup has now raised $11 million in total, including this latest round.
With this fundraising, Virohan plans to train over 7,000 students over 200+ new campuses across India. Along with developing new features, the company also intends to use the capital to develop and introduce new training programs, expand the infrastructure of its omnichannel training platform, and add content in regional languages.
According to the release, the company’s existing investors, ALES and Rebright Partners, will support the expansion into Japanese markets with the help of this funding.
“This investment is a testament of our product-market fit, scalability, impact, and profitability of the business model. In the next 18 months, Virohan will deepen its relationship with its stakeholders (Students, Universities/Colleges, and Medical institutions), train over 10,000 students, and establish an international presence to cater to $100 billion+ global opportunity,” said Kunaal Dudeja, Co-founder and CEO, Virohan.
Allied Healthcare Programs (AHP), which form 60% of the healthcare workforce and include phlebotomists, medical lab technicians, operation theatre technicians, and others, are trained at Virohan. This school was founded in 2018 by Kunaal Dudeja, Nalin Saluja, and Archit Jayaswal.
The platform claims that it has trained more than 7,000+ students across its courses, with completion rates of over 96% and placement rates of more than 98% within a month of program completion. To help students get internships and job offers, the startup collaborates with more than 1000 partners, including Fortis Escorts, 1MG, Dr. Lal Path Labs, Sarvodaya Healthcare, Healthians, and others.
“We have always seen Indian education as being a key engine of catalysing the nation’s development. Equally, education can also help leapfrog social classes and economic cohorts. Hence, we have consistently bet on education startups lowering barriers for access and expanding opportunities to all. This is why we are excited to partner with Virohan for its ambition and mission to skill and upgrade the next hundred million Indians,” said Sajith Pai, Blume Ventures.