Vah Vah! has raised $1.85 million in seed spherical from Sequoia Capital India’s Surge.
The firm focuses on providing skilled makeup and hairstyling programs.
Each of those programs are about 22-days lengthy and are taught by professionals.
Online vocational training firm Vah Vah! on Tuesday, July 13, introduced that it has raised $1.85 million in seed spherical from Sequoia Capital India’s accelerator programme Surge. The firm focuses on providing skilled makeup and hairstyling programs.
“The shortfall of vocational colleges signifies that vocational coaching is commonly inaccessible or too expensive for a lot of – making it particularly difficult for many who reside exterior of metropolitan areas trying to upskill themselves. With Vah Vah!, anybody with a cell phone and an web connection can now entry high quality vocational training,” mentioned cofounder Shailesh Daxini.
Vah Vah! was based by Daxini, Eashwar Subbiah and Akash Senapaty in October 2020. The firm’s programs are provided in small batches and all the scholars are despatched well-designed studying kits with all the fabric they should full the course. They additionally onboard skilled magnificence business professionals who bear additional coaching to show on the platform.
Each of those programs are about 22-days lengthy and are designed for these trying to construct a profession or run their very own entrepreneurial service enterprise. Vah Vah! Also provides profession counselling, one-on-one query and reply spherical with the trainers.
The firm claims that about 90% of its cohort are girls, with an all-India illustration. It will quickly look to increase from makeup and hair styling into different vocational talent units.
According to the National Skill Development Council of India, the sweetness sector in India is anticipated to develop at 30% compound annual development charge (CAGR) and workforce necessities have doubled. “The majority of our college students enrol with the ambition to study new abilities to create incomes alternatives for themselves within the business, so there’s a actual want out there from each workers and employers for such providers,” Subbiah has mentioned.
CommercialVah Vah! is a part of Surge’s fifth cohort of 23 corporations. Sequoia has invested about $55 million on this cohort, together with a number of co-investors. The cohort additionally consists of 13 corporations working in domains of fintech, funds, communications, logistics and Software as a Service (SaaS).
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