Healthcare Edtech Start-up Virohan Raises A Total Of $3 MN In Series A Funding Led By Rebright Partners
Virohan will use the funds to expand to over 160 new campuses pan India with an aim to strengthen the Indian healthcare system by creating an army of specially trained allied healthcare workforce which will help tackle the ongoing covid-19 crisis.
Amidst a global pandemic, where the Indian Healthcare System is overwhelmed, Virohan, a first of its kind, edtech company in healthcare, providing vocational training for paramedics a.k.a Allied Healthcare Practitioners, announced that it has raised additional funding from Rebright Partners to top up its Series A round to a total of $3 MN.
Virohan will use the funds to expand to over 160 new campuses pan India with an aim to strengthen the Indian healthcare system by creating an army of specially trained allied healthcare workforce which will help tackle the ongoing covid-19 crisis. The funding will also help Virohan to augment its proprietary Blended Learning Technology platform, with Virtual Reality based practical training. Virohan’s Blended Learning platform includes on-demand online training through bite-sized videos and real-time quizzes and gamification. This enables its partner colleges and students to switch seamlessly from in the classroom to online learning.
Kunaal Dudeja, CEO & Co-founder states, “Virohan has always envisioned becoming the industry leader through our mission to provide a demand-driven and up-to-date curriculum. With this funding, we plan to educate over 1 million students by 2025, through our best-in-class, Blended Learning platform. This funding is not just going to help us expand operations but will also fuel the Vision and morale of those at Virohan to strive even harder towards our goal and successfully create an army of the skilled paramedical workforce for the Indian healthcare system to fight against the ongoing pandemic .”
Brij Bhasin, General Partner, Rebright Partners states, "Rebright Partners is excited to partner with Virohan to address the critical gaps in trained Healthcare Para-Professionals in India. Virohan's full-stack offering brings in key stakeholders and partners in the ecosystem together on a common platform to solve the challenges faced by students, trainers, hospitals, and healthcare innovators."
As part of the total fundraise, the Series A and seed rounds were raised from Rebright Partners, Elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization, the Singh Family Trusts, advised by Artha Impact, Yunus Social Business, Better Capital, and Keiretsu Forum.
During the global pandemic, Virohan has trained over 5,500 students and is slated to register almost a doubling of students enrolled from ~1,100 students a year to ~2,000 students a year till date. Over 50% of Virohan’s student enrollments are female.
Virohan was incorporated in 2018 by Kunaal Dudeja (Co-founder & CEO), Nalin Saluja (Co-founder & CTO), and Archit Jayaswal (Co-Founder & CFO). Virohan bridges the gap between industry demand and the skills of the workforce by using its end-to-end proprietary ‘technology skill stack’ to enable job prediction, aggregate training providers, and standardize processes across the student journey from mobilization to training content to placements.
All of Virohan’s courses emphasize on development of core technical skills, language abilities, and life skills for the student. All programs include lengthy internships at hospitals for hands-on practice of the skills acquired. Virohan is a fee-based model and in order to encourage young people to join, financial linkages are provided with easy installment-based payback options after a job is secured by the users