Kafqa Academy, an online performing arts platform, has raised $1.3 million in a pre-launch round

Kafqa Academy, a Bengaluru-based online performing arts academy founded in April 2021 by Shariq Plasticwala, a former director at Amazon India, intends to help artists from their initial steps in the performing arts to success on the world’s biggest stages. Kafqa Academy provides accessible and convenient learning opportunities. The goal is to build a 50-million-strong learning community. Artists are mostly concerned with increasing their wages and gaining new experiences. Leading institutional investors and tech entrepreneurs have contributed $1.3 million to Kafqa Academy’s pre-launch investment round. Global Founders Capital (GFC) led the round, which included participation from institutional investors such as Enzia Ventures and Better Capital. Ashish Hemrajani & Parikshit Dar (Founders of BookMyShow), Kunal Shah (Founder & CEO of CRED), Ashish Hemrajani & Parikshit Dar (Founders of BookMyShow), Umang & Virendra Gupta (Founders of Josh and Daily Hunt), Vikram Chopra (Founder & CEO of Cars24), Kumar Aakash (SVP at Hotstar), and Alex Beygelman (SVP at Bukukas) were among the angel investors who took part in the round.

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