CENTA, a teacher accreditation platform, has raised $1 million from angel investors such as Leo Puri, Pankaj Sahni, Bahram Vakil and Nikhil Mohta.
The Bengaluru-based startup will use the funds to launch a Teaching as a Service (TaaS) offering. The funding will also be used to enhance the tech capabilities of CENTA’s existing platform.
CENTA’s TaaS platform connects teachers globally who are seeking professional development opportunities and additional income streams with potential employers such as edtech companies, schools, and government entities.
The company runs three verticals, which includes teacher training, teacher certification and skill-based training.=
Started by Ramya Venkataraman, the Bengaluru-based startup claims to have a presence across 7,000 locations nationally and is making the lives of more than 1.5 million teachers. It works closely with several state government and education boards like NCERT, CBSE, and State Education Boards to empower teachers in government schools and improve the quality of education overall.