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Edtech startup LeverageEdu raises funds from Paytm founder, Oyo India, Airbnb Southeast Asia

Study abroad platform Leverage Edu has on-boarded global investors, raising an undisclosed amount of growth capital from them, the company told ET. Vijay Shekhar Sharma (founder of Paytm), Rohit Kapoor (CEO of Oyo – India and Southeast Asia), Amanpreet Bajaj (Southeast Asia Head, Airbnb), Lalit Singh (former COO at Udacity), and Mohit Garg (founder of MindTickle) are among the top investors.

The fresh funds raised will be utilized to expand teams in India and abroad. The broader vision is to double it’s employee strength to over 600 people across 2 continents an to launch various products to cater to student demands.

Akshay Chaturvedi, founder & CEO, Leverage Edu said, “I am thrilled to formally bring on table mentors who I have personally learned a lot from over the years. They are the most prominent institution builders. So having them associate with Leverage Edu motivates us to work even harder on our mission to help students win across the world and become truly global citizens.”

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