This partnership will bring Colorado State University (CSU) College of Business’ state of the art MCIS program to Indian students in a hybrid format, at a much lower cost
The Master Class is open to the 1 Million+ student community of Leap Scholar free of cost. India is currently home to the largest number of IELTS test participants with an estimated 1.3 to 1.4 million study abroad aspirants appearing for IELTS every year
Over the next year, the startup plans to invest over $20 million to build a world-class team in the region to serve the end to end study abroad needs, wants, and aspirations of students and parents
South Asia’s largest overseas education company Leap, which runs LeapFinance and LeapScholar, has raised $55 million(INR 400 crore) in Series C funding led by Owl Ventures. The round also saw participation from Harvard Management Company, Inc, along with returning investors Jungle Ventures and Sequoia Capital India. The round comes less than 6 months after Leap raised its Series B which was led by Jungle Ventures, bringing the total equity capital raised by the startup to date, over $75 million
South Asia’s largest overseas education company Leap, which runs LeapFinance and LeapScholar, has announced the launch of ‘LevelUp H1B’, a job-matching portal for international students that allows international students to apply directly to a curated list of companies sponsoring H1B Visas. The free of cost portal aims to make the job search process easier for international job seekers, who have bespoke employment requirements like visa sponsorship and thus present unique hiring challenges.
South Asia’s largest overseas education platform Leap, which runs LeapFinance and LeapScholar, today introduced the College Credit Program for Indian students in association with US-based firm Outlier.org. The program, which is a part of Leap Advantage, will enable aspiring high school students in India to get a head start and boost their applications to US universities.
LeapScholar, South Asia’s largest study abroad platform, introduces AI powered IELTS test preparation feature to strengthen its test-prep category. SmartTests, is the first of it’s kind AI powered IELTS preparation offering in the industry, that enables students to get instant IELTS tests scores, without the hassle of waiting for the results to come by traditional methods.
The UK is the most popular study abroad destination followed by Canada and the USA, according to data of over 75,000 applications processed by Leap Scholar, South Asia’s largest overseas study abroad platform. The data analysed revealed interesting trends witnessed during 2021.
Vaibhav ventured into Edtech to solve the access to education and student debt problem that plagues overseas education. At Leap, he is on a mission to make global education accessible for Indian students across the spectrum by spearheading growth, strategic partnerships and innovation. Vaibhav has spent over 12 years in financial services and gained experience across global investment banking constructs and the Indian fintech ecosystem. He started his career with Deutsche Bank, where he spent 6 years across the Asia Pacific region (Mumbai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney). He has helped over 3000 Indian students achieve their study abroad dreams over the past 5 years through counselling and financing their education. His experience with scaling ventures like InCred and Capital Float, has been instrumental in building and making Leap the fastest growing study abroad platform in South Asia. An alum of IIT Kharagpur from where he completed B.Tech, Vaibhav is also a CFA Charterholder. He has also pursued programmes from Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.