Two months old Edtech startup Perspectico raises seed funding from Delhi govt-backed incubator

Delhi-based Edtech startup Perspectico has raised seed funding from SSCBS Innovation and Incubation Foundation (SIIF). The incoming funds will be used by the firm for its marketing and team expansion as well as operations across multiple colleges/geographies.

SIIF is an incubation centre formed under the incubation policy of the Delhi government. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS) is one of six institutions from Delhi selected to develop an incubation centre with an aim to back entrepreneurs.

Naresh Priyadarshi, CEO, SIIF, Alumni of CBS and IIM A said “SIIF is proud to be supporting Perspectico, a start-up venture of Nikhil Chainani who also happens to be an alumnus of SSCBS. Our support to Perspectico includes funding, facilities, mentoring and industry networking.”

Perspectico was founded in September 2017 by Nikhil Chainani, who worked in the Nomura Investment Banking team in Mumbai before starting this venture. The firm provides the missing ingredient in placement preparation which almost every student in India faces. Perspectico aims to provide career perspectives directly from someone who has recently started a job in a particular field or has one to two years’ experience.

Commenting on the incubation support, Nikhil Chainani, Founder of Perspectico said, “SIIF brings valuable insights into higher institutions of learning as well as networks which will help Perspectico reach the right stakeholders – both students and academicians. Their panel is made up of several prominent academicians and this is a big positive for Perspectico. We want to also work with placement cells to bring a practical perspective to classroom lectures. This validates our concept and gives external parties’ confidence in us.”

Edtech startup Perspectico has big plans and wants to closely work with placement cells, coaching institutions, placement agencies and companies to provide practically trained and clued in candidates. It wants to leverage technology to reach a wider audience.