Edtech startup Masai College has acquired Bengaluru-based design institute Design Shift Academy to strengthen its current curriculum by introducing complete courseware on UI & UX Design, and Product Administration. The acquisition takes the agency from a coding-centric to a career-focused studying platform. The startup had lately closed its $5 million Sequence-A funding spherical in March.
“Having made our mark as a coding centric platform, we now goal to sharpen our focus in direction of turning into a career-focused platform. We’re joyful to collaborate with Design Shift, who will convey to Masai College the experience and data of the UI/UX design area, and in flip assist create holistic studying packages,” stated Prateek Shukla, Co-founder and CEO, Masai College.
Based in 2019, Masai College’s imaginative and prescient is to have the ability to assist younger professionals launch their careers in a subject of their alternative, no matter what background they arrive from. By way of the Earnings Share Settlement (ISA) mannequin, the corporate is continues its efforts in direction of democratising entry to high quality training.
Design Shift Academy was established in 2017 by Preeti Sheokand and Sudhir Mor, each UX designers. Providing weekend skilling programs, this boot strapped firm began as a house primarily based enterprise however right now has a market throughout India, Turkey and Australia.
“After we began Design Shift Academy, there have been solely a handful of design institutes, and the demand-supply hole was a lot skewed. Our goal was to allow aspirants with the fitting skillset, and concentrate on the precise science of design and the position of human intervention. It was this end result pushed strategy which aligned with the imaginative and prescient and mission of Masai College, who have been already betting huge on components like inclusivity, accountability and accessibility,” stated Mor, Co-founder of Design Shift Academy.