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AI-powered edtech startup Blackboard Radio raises seed funding from Villgro

Indian edtech startup, “Blackboard Radio” raises $100,000 in a funding round. The funding round was led by social enterprise incubator “Villgro”. Blackboard Radio is an AI-powered personalized spoken English coach. “Using state-of-the-art machine learning models uniquely trained on Indian accents of young children, the app provides automated scoring of pronunciation on a user’s speech and provides feedback to improve. Blackboard Radio has created a platform where students can speak freely without fear of judgment, which helps students to become more confident,” said, Co-founder and CPO, Shubham Gupta. The long term goal of the company is to provide an experience of physical English teacher and provide feedback on aspects of speech like intonation and expression. In the early stage of the launch, the startup received an attraction of 2,500 users across the country. The startup is aiming to capture the huge Indian education market and help millions of students in India to speak better English.