Masai School, an institute focused on providing skill based courses, has undertaken Prepleaf data analytics institute for USD 1 million. The institute will now offer courses in Data and Business Analytics, besides Web Development and UI/UX Design.
Masai aims to become a one-stop destination for outcome-based education in India.
Prepleaf was founded in 2017 by three IIT Kanpur-alumni Ankit Agrawal, Amit Saharan and Aman Singhal. It offers five-month-long courses in Data Analytics.
Prateek Shukla, co-founder and CEO, Masai School said, “Ankit, Aman and Amit are hustlers by nature, and have spent a considerable amount of time in outcome-based education. Their forte is technology and their pedagogy. It was an obvious choice for us to place our bets on Prepleaf.”
Prepleaf was launched as an exam preparation platform based on a survey that was conducted among the alumni of IIT Kanpur. It closely studied test patterns of companies who visited the campus for placements. On the basis of their analysis, the team built an initial minimum viable product for Prepleaf. This year in January, the company started its five-month course with a comprehensive training curriculum. At present, Prepleaf has about 250 students enrolled in the Data Analytics test preparation courses.
“This acquisition takes Masai one step closer towards our mission of increasing India’s employability quotient and improving accessibility of quality holistic and outcome driven education for all to build a rewarding career with a skills-first approach. We want to become the go-to institute for India’s top companies to source high-caliber skilled talent across the spectrum,” Shukla added.
Like Masai, Preleaf too offers courses through an income share agreement, where students study at zero-upfront fees and pay when they earn more than Rs 5 lakh/annum, after they complete the course.
Ankit Agrawal, the co-founder and CEO of Prepleaf, said, “Prepleaf was founded with the single-minded focus of creating a paradigm shift in access to quality tech education and jobs in Data and Business Analytics. We are certainly thrilled to be part of the Masai family and make this ambition a reality by transforming the way skill-based education is delivered today and creating a world-class talent pool from India.”