Edtech startup SaasGuru lands $2.7M for its cloud skills and workforce development platform
SaasGuru, an EdTech startup founded to solve the cloud skills crisis by creating the bridge between learning and certifications, announced today it has closed $2.7 million (A$4 Million) in funding to transform the industry and redefine the way people approach cloud computing. The seed round was led by Square Peg Capital, with participation from returning investors Black Nova and Antler.
To address the growing skills gap in the cloud industry, the Sydney, Australia-based startup has taken a proactive approach, particularly in Salesforce, with their explicit Job Guarantee Salesforce Training Bootcamp to empower individuals with the essential tools required to thrive in the workforce by enhancing their technical and soft skills.
Unlike the current solutions on the market, Saasguru provides a unique and advanced synchronous learning experience by combining state-of-the-art technology with tailored one-on-one mentoring. The aim is to enable millions of professionals worldwide to achieve successful Salesforce careers through Salesforce Online Bootcamp Programs while helping companies swiftly and effectively develop cloud talent to make a global impact.
Having already served more than 50,000 learners from 56 different countries, SaasFuru has formed partnerships with over 20 cloud consulting companies to expedite the cloud upskilling of new hires and upskilling and re-skilling of existing teams.
In an interview, CEO and Founder Amit Choudhary stated, “While we are for profit, we are also a for-impact company. We provide pro bono cloud skilling and certification for people from a situation of disadvantage to change their life with future-ready skills.”
“The SaaSGuru Salesforce Job Guarantee Bootcamp program helped me lay a strong foundation on Salesforce with real-world problems to solve as day-to-day tasks. It helped me gain hands-on experience and skills that were relevant to the job role I was aiming for,” Shalini Dixit, Salesforce Developer at Tech Mahindra, said about the SaaSGuru Bootcamp program.
“I was able to land a job at Salesforce after a long career gap only with the constant support of the SaaSGuru mentors,” Bhanu Jorige, Salesforce Developer at SFDC, emphasized how the Bootcamp training program has enhanced her knowledge, skills, and confidence.