TabTor, an educational technology platform for tablet computers, has raised $1 million in seed round funding. PrazAs, the company behind the platform, plans to use the raised amount for product development as well as expansion into the consumer space.
What kind of education does TabTor deal with? The platform is an interactive iPad-based programme that offers individualised math-based lessons by using digital worksheets and video tutorials. A big asset that TabTor brings to the table for users is providing access to real life math tutors who look over the user’s work and give weekly feedback to parents about the progress being made.
In terms of content, the TabTor system works on the Common Core system that all the schools in the USA adhere to as well the Singapore Math program, which is also a well respected math program.
The funding was sourced from New Jersey-based SoundBoard Angel fund as well as Bangalore-based Aarin Capital Partners. Other investors include Sand Hill Angels, BITS Spark Angels as well as other individual investors.
In the announcement, Raj Valli, founder and CEO of TabTor, said, “This capital provides us with the resources that will drive our expansion and place us solidly in the educational technology market – a market that is just beginning to take off. Greater emphasis will be made on making the platform scalable and accessible to multiple partners and across multiple devices and reaching out to more students globally.”
TabTor is a digital offering that brings together the twin aspects of personalised teaching and an engaging learning programme that can extend to a variety of subjects. The platform also supports various combinations of patent-pending “real-paper” technology, which lets students share their work with teachers for review. The platform also supports automatic grading as well as video tutorials and adaptive analytics, based on individual student performance.
TabTor has currently launched its services only for maths, and is steadily increasing its user base from students from private schools in the US and India. The platform can be accessed on a tablet, which lets students work from home on their assignments. While TabTor is available only on iPads for now, the platform will soon be accessible from Windows 8 and Android tablets as well.
TabTor has not been limiting itself to just providing a set of lessons for its users, though. Earlier in the year, the company announced a partnership with Japanese publishing company Kadokawa Shoten that produces magazines, video games and movies. With this partnership, TabTor hopes to be able to gamify its lessons by combining learning and gaming for students in India and the US. Users can check out TabTor’s Facebook page to see what the platfrom has to offer. Alternatively, users can also try out the platform for themselves.