Tabtor (from PrazAs Learning Inc.), a Kendall Park, NJ- and Bangalore-based educational technology platform, closed $1m in seed funding.
Backers included New Jersey-based SoundBoard Angel Fund, Aarin Capital Partners, Sand Hill Angels, BITS Spark Angels, and other individual investors.
The company intends to use the capital to expand product development and accelerate their market entry into the consumer space.
Led by Raj Valli, CEO, Tabtor tracks the path students take to solve problems, which allows the teacher to understand how a student arrived at the answer and not only seeing end results through test scores. Parameters include learning velocity, confidence metric and data driven exception analysis.
Tabtor is starting with mathematics and customers include private schools in the United States and India. It is creating a version available for tablets (currently on iPad with Windows 8 and Android versions coming soon).
The company recently signed a partnership with Kadokawa Shoten, a Japanese publishing company based in Tokyo that develops manga novels, magazines, video games and movies. As part of the deal, the team will bring gamification to tablet-based learning, offering a combined learning and gaming experience to K-12 students in India.