SECTOR:
Edtech
HEADQUARTERS:
MUMBAI
IVY CAP INVESTMENT:
2021

Gaurav and Yatish strive to make children between 6-16 years of age future tech leaders!

Founded by alumni of IIT, IIM, CMU, and Amazon with one goal in mind – to build independent coding confidence in every single child. Paving a way for children to become our future tech leaders, Purple Tutor provides coding techniques that are bound to change every child’s relationship with technology for the better.

By imparting skills that train and nurture children to equip themselves with a tech-first approach, Purple Tutor is a rising leader in the EdTech space. Here’s proof: 70,000+ projects by students across 50+ countries.

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A relationship built on encouragement, trust and endless support
Vikram, Ashish and the entire IvyCap have been strong believers in our business right from the start. Their approach is always to help the business with inputs and nudges. What’s been a realisation is that IvyCap is an ecosystem with multiple benefits to founders. The entire team from top to bottom has been supportive in our journey, in every possible way!
- GAURAV PERTI,
FOUNDER AND CEO
We get a lot of help, both strategic and operational, from IvyCap. Because of this we managed to grow PurpleTutor exponentially. Vikram and Ashish are great mentors while the whole IvyCap team is extremely supportive. Also, IvyCap's mentor network is immensely helpful and provides a unique advantage.
- YATISH GUPTA,
FOUNDER AND CTO
FOUNDERS
Gaurav Perti
Founder and CEO
Gaurav Perti is the Founder & CEO of PurpleTutor. He has more than 16 years of industry experience, including 5 years as an entrepreneur. He founded PurpleTutor with a view to change education using technology and believes learning can be enhanced using the same. PurpleTutor focusses on coding since it is a very passionate subject to him. He started his career with ICICI Lombard GIC and then spent 10+ years with Standard Chartered Bank, and in leadership roles such as Head – Investments & Head – Business Clients. His entrepreneurship career started with founding fincash.com where he spent 3 years as CEO. At Stanchart, he won various industry awards such the Best Structured Products House(India), (2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011) and also CNBC Best Financial Advisor Award (2012,2013 & 2014). Gaurav is a B.Tech. from IIT Bombay and MBA from IIM Lucknow. He is an avid sportsperson and a yoga enthusiast.
Yatish Gupta
Founder and CTO
Yatish Gupta is the Founder and CTO of PurpleTutor. He has over 17 years of experience in technology with over 6 years of start-up experience. With expert knowledge across sectors in the technology space he has created & managed large talent pools in the technology domain and lead multiple teams. He has worked with marquee names such as Talentica Software, GEP Worldwide, Geometric Ltd. He is very passionate about technical education and firmly believes that learning coding at young age will enhance creativity of kids and create a maker culture. He believes that technology will disrupt conventional education sector in a big way and a number of innovations are underway which will completely redefine education sector. Yatish has completed his B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Bombay. His hobbies include solving puzzles and listening to music.
Their
Winning
Edge

01

Founded by IITians
Purple Tutor is founded by educators and technology leaders from reputed institutes such as IIT, IIM, CMU & Amazon.

02

Computer Science Graduates
They have a rigorous teacher selection policy to ensure top quality performance and output. The mandate is for every teacher to have a Computer Science degree.

03

In-house Teacher Training
PurpleTutor Academy is their in-house teacher training program where teachers are taught how to let students lead the curriculum journey as per their creativity, ability, and interest to give them an interactive learning experience.

04

Independent Coding Confidence
Purple Tutor ensures that each child develops individual coding confidence and not only emerges a regular coder but a pro Purple coder!
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[Funding alert] Edtech startup PurpleTutor raises about $300K in seed round from IvyCap Ventures and others

Mumbai-based edtech startup PurpleTutor has raised a seed funding round of about $300,000 led by IvyCap Ventures. The round saw participation from other investors, including Krishna Kumar (Founder and CEO – Simplilearn).

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PurpleTutor Raises Seed Funding Led By IvyCap Ventures And Others

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