upsurge will use the funds for further development of games and courses, hiring senior leaders, growth, and international expansion
Delhi-based startup upsurge, which teaches life skills and financial literacy to Gen Z through games, raised Rs 3 crore in a pre-seed round from JCBL India, the family office of Rishi Aggarwal, and an early-stage gaming-focussed VC firm.
upsurge will use the funds for further development of games and courses, hiring senior leaders, growth, and international expansion. The startup, which has 2,500 organic users, is working with educational institutions to integrate its games into their curricula besides launching some mobile apps next month.
Founded by serial entrepreneur Karan Baweja in 2021, the startup helps children learn about money management, entrepreneurship, and life skills through its interactive proprietary games and courses. Experts and educators from institutions, including the Indian Institute of Management, the Indian School of Business, and Harvard University, have developed the courses.
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