Gaming edtech startup Outscal raises $1.5 million in seed funding from Kalaari Capital
2022-09-23 11:17:33

Outscal, a Delhi-based edtech company to upscale talent in the gaming industry, has announced recently that it has closed a seed funding round with $1.5 million invested by venture capital firm Kalaari Capital.

Outscal is now widening its offerings to acquire users who want to build projects in Web 3.0.

“Outscal is helping many new careers in the gaming industry, with over 250+ students enrolled and 100+ game-development studios as hiring partners.” Said Vani Kola, managing director of the early-stage VC firm Kalaari Capital. “Delighted to partner with Mayank Grover and his team as they look to solve one of the biggest challenges in the gaming industry: the shortage of tech talent,” she adds.

Founded by Mayank Grover in 2018, Outscal is building a community-first platform to help candidates excel in their game development, and Web 3 careers through mentorship.

Outscal claims that it has helped hundreds of passionate people acquire jobs in the gaming industry via its game development programs, many of them with zero coding experience.

The startup has partnered with over 100 gaming studios in India, including PTW, GSN Games, and startups like nCore Games, LILA Games, Playshifu, among others. Outscal’s Game Academy has two core products — one for companies or studios seeking to hire talent and the second for learners and professionals.

“There are over 5,000+ tech colleges in India, and yet we lack structured programs in game development that align with the industry needs. On the other hand, companies end up either having positions open for months or hiring talent and then have to spend internal senior resources on upskilling the talent pool for their needs. We’re bridging this gap between passionate builders across ages and industry requirements,” Grover, who has previously worked with gaming studios like Electronic Arts, Kixeye, DeNA, and Junglee Games across USA and India.

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