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Univ.AI gets funding from Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon

Univ.AI (1) is a Bengaluru based edtech startup. It focuses on teaching AI and Data Science courses online. The startup has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson and Founder of Biocon (2). The startup aims to utilize the latest investment to expand its AI scope and data science education to more candidates.

Siddharth Das, the previous CEO of Reliance Jio Payment, founded Univ.AI in 2019. He initiated the startup with other professors at UCLA and Harvard. Dr. Rahul Dave, Dr. Achura Kadambi, and Dr. Pavlos Protopapas provide education on data science and AI on the platform.

The startup Univ.AI is striving to offer an online alternative to other top institutes. The programs available on the startup are entirely digital and focuses on hands-on mentorship. Their professors are from UCLA and Harvard faculty.

Univ.AI Keen on Providing Excellent Opportunities in AI and Data Science

Siddharth, CEO, and Founder of Univ.AI stated on funding that their position is excellent to expand its courses on AI and Data Science to more students and professionals. He added that the startup is opening doors for them with winning opportunities on AI and Data Science to shape their future.

As per to the startup, students who have graduated from their programs have got employment in the leading technology companies. Some of the students have extended higher education in some of the top universities.

The startup is also keen on increasing women’s participation in the field of AI and data science. 50% of the staff consists of women. Univ.AI has also launched a scholarship program for women. It offers partial scholarships to all of its women students. The started added that most of the professional landscape in the field leaned towards men even though most of its top performers were women.

Siddharth also stated that Univ.AI was inspired to launch the scholarship programs for women because of their restless efforts to bridge the field’s gender gap.