Anuj Gupta and Mohit Agarwal, founders of Adda52.com, India’s largest poker online poker platform, have invested in Gurgaon-based education technology startup, iChamp, in a seed round of funding. Notably, iChamp is founded by Adda52’s former employees – Mohit Bansal and Anil Kumar.
Owned by RNM E-Services Pvt Ltd., iChamp is India’s first LIVE and real-time gaming edutech platform aimed at improving understanding of concepts of Mathematics by games, quizzes and activities besides continuous practice. Currently, this app is made available for students in CBSE and ICSE Class 1 through 8. It is a multiplayer live test Math learning app where the students can compete with peers across India and get an All India ranking along with virtual and physical certificates.
The founders of iChamp, Mohit Bansal and Anil Kumar, were the core team members of Adda52 in the past. Since then, Bansal has headed many education ventures. On getting seed fund by the founders of Adda52, Mohit Bansal said, “We are delighted to have received investment by Anuj and Mohit. The investment will help iChamp in expanding operations, increasing user base and enhancing product features, thus, benefiting both students and parents.”
The duo of Adda52 believe in a healthy startup ecosystem and being entrepreneurs themselves, they encourage other growing entrepreneurs who are working on ground breaking concepts. The founders of Adda52 said, “Data shows that young children are willing to practice their sums a lot more on the iChamp app because of the interesting competition formats that they have introduced. It is so heartening to see Adda52 alumni create such innovative concepts.”
With in-depth understanding of the technology-intensive gaming industry through their own company Adda52, Anuj and Mohit recognize technology and gamification as the future of education and other industries as well. Moreover, Adda52 itself is a platform that offers mind stimulating game like poker, so it is natural for the founders to realise the potential of upcoming start-ups which are exploring similar concepts.
Founded in 2011, Adda52 is owned by Kolkata-based Gaussian Networks Pvt. Ltd.. The company had recently roped in Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle as its brand ambassador.
iTech, a world leading testing and certification laboratory for Online Gaming systems has certified the online game to be fair with a reliable and resilient system. Adda52.com is the only site to have received such certification for the system alone. The Random Number Generator (RNG) by Adda52 has also been evaluated by iTech Labs and has been certified to meet the relevant industry standards. Award-winning technology has been used to make the game accessible across platforms, be it website, app or mobile browsers. This makes it the most secure online poker game platform for the gamers and provides its users a safe environment to enjoy the game.