Valued at $650 million with a $63 million investment from marquee names, BrightCHAMPS is currently operational in 30+ countries, including India, Indonesia, US, UAE and SEA.
BANGALORE, Dec 5 (The CONNECT) -BrightCHAMPS, a global live-learning platform that teaches next-gen life skills such as coding, financial literacy, communications, and robotics to kids from 6 to 16 years has instituted up a Global Curriculum Advisory Board.
The first-of-its-kind BrightCHAMPS Board’s most pressing agenda is to help the $650-million valued edtech to make its curriculum and classes increasingly accessible, inclusive, and customisable to students’ unique learning needs across its 4 verticals and all the 30 geographies it services.
This is in line with the company’s vision and mission of becoming the world’s most learning impact-driven educational organisation by empowering the world’s 2 billion kids with next-gen life skills to help level the playing field for success, regardless of gender, physical, socio-political, cultural and financial considerations.
The Board will be chaired by Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner of GSV Ventures, a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on the $7+ trillion global education and workforce skills sector. The other members of the Board include industry stalwarts such as Gurucharan Das (award-winning author, management guru, public intellectual, and former CEO of Procter & Gamble India), Rajen Sheth (Co-Founder & CEO of Kyron Learning), Sreejit Chakrabarty (Director of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence at GEMS Education, Jack Buckley (Vice President of People Science at Roblox) and Julie Mercer (Principal, Nous Group).
Stating that it is a historic movement for BrightCHAMPS, its founder and CEO, Ravi Bhushan, said, the excitement and determination of the Board has strengthened our belief that learning truly has no boundaries. “We are confident that with the combined force and multi-disciplinary expertise of these world-renowned experts, our dream of developing the world’s most comprehensive and cutting-edge curriculum while still being accessible to kids everywhere is very close to coming true,” he said.
BrightCHAMPS is a global edtech company poised to deliver access to real learning skills to students around the world through its four verticals - Coding, Robotics (RoboCHAMPS.club), Financial Literacy (Education10x by BrightCHAMPS) and Communication Skills (Schola by BrightCHAMPS). Valued at $650 million with a $63 million investment from marquee names across geographies, BrightCHAMPS is currently operational in 30+ countries, including India, Indonesia, US, UAE and SEA.
Kartik Sharma, Director of Curriculum and Learning Experiences at BrightCHAMPS who has been entrusted with the responsibility of spearheading this initiative, said the establishment of this Board is also a guarantee to the parents that the ed-tech will always have the most scientifically and pedagogically advanced curriculum for kids in technology, financial literacy, and communications.
Here’s what the members of the BrightCHAMPS Global Curriculum Board had to say about their motivation for being part of this pioneering initiative:
“It is very important for young people to be future ready and learn 21st century skills. The future belongs to those who can decode data, and glean meaning from it that people might not be able to express, individually. I’m excited to be a part of the BrightCHAMPS Global Curriculum Advisory Board to help inspire a love for data, analytics, and emerging technologies within kids all over the world and help them realise how accessible and powerful they are, once they understand it.” ~ Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner, GSV Ventures,
“I am passionate about educating our kids (without killing their innate curiosity). I hope to pursue this passion by joining the advisory board of BrightCHAMPS. I am looking forward to making a difference to the future young learners.” ~ Gurcharan Das, award-winning author, management guru, public intellectual, and former CEO of Procter & Gamble India
“I'm excited to be part of BrightCHAMPS' Global Curriculum Advisory Board. I've been impressed with the impact that BrightCHAMPS has been making to provide critical skills to students around the world, and I'm looking forward to working to help make that impact even greater." ~ Rajen Seth, Co-Founder & CEO of Kyron Learning
“I wholeheartedly believe that technology can have an incredibly transformative effect on children’s lives. Can you imagine the kind of world future generations would inherit if every child grew up with the knowledge of not just using technology, but building it? I think a Global Curriculum Board is a great, progressive, futuristic initiative by BrightCHAMPS that will help kids grow into global citizens and the leaders of tomorrow’s world. ~ Sreejit Chakrabarty, Director of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence at GEMS Education
“BrightCHAMPS stands out for their commitment to data-driven product development and research-based approach to delivering learning at scale. The global economy needs learners with not only the mathematics and science aptitude but also the enthusiasm and dedication to pursue challenging STEM courses of study - and BrightCHAMPS is a key step on that journey.” ~ Jack Buckley, Vice President of People Science at Roblox
“I am excited to be joining the advisory board alongside distinguished colleagues to support BrightCHAMPS reach more school age children to develop the skills they will need to thrive in the future. From creative thinking to teamwork, coding to maths, their programmes nurture our children’s innate curiosity, encouraging them to explore new ideas and develop new skills, and preparing them for a future world where innovation and new technologies are creating new jobs and new ways of working.” ~ Julie Mercer, Principal, Nous Group
Founded in 2020 by Ravi Bhushan, an IIT-Varanasi graduate, the company’s aim is to bridge the gap between school education and children’s real learning needs. It aims to empower students to be technologically, financially, and socially smart by leveraging Invisible Learning to nurture the inner potential of every child. BrightCHAMPS’ methodology relies on play-based learning, and includes features like customised learning journeys, quizzing and parental dashboards.