Ahura AI, an edtech startup based in San Francisco, has closed a $3 million seed funding round to allow professionals to stay relevant as automation becomes the norm.
The oversubscribed funding round counted with participation from CP Ventures, 2.12 Ventures and other firms. Ahura AI has also announced that Alex Tsado and De Kai Wu have joined the startup as COO and CTA respectively. De Kai referred to his appointment by stating:
“My work’s focus has always been on creating tools to educate people to better understand each other across cultures and in the world around them. Ahura AI is doing groundbreaking work in an untapped area, the unconscious at work, and creating a platform that fundamentally helps people be more mindful, focused, and purposeful.”
Ahura AI was founded in 2018 to make e-learning more efficient and accessible via its AI-powered one-to-one learning platform. The startup works with companies to allow the generation of an upskill learning culture, creating value for employees and employers alike while keeping them industry-competitive.Tsado said in this regard:
“We are living in unprecedented times and urgency. With the impending workforce crisis in 2030, I’m pleased to be joining the groundbreaking team at Ahura AI to re-imagine upskilling to fundamentally impact the future for good. Ahura AI is guiding professionals at the top of their fields to address this challenge and apply it to saving people’s jobs and well-being.”
McKinsey Global Institute has predicted that around 800 million jobs will be lost to automation by 2030, which has resulted in a race to provide workers with new skills to stay competitive. By providing personalized online education, the startup seeks to provide workers with a means to acquire new skills that allow them to take on what could be the biggest industrial revolution humanity has ever seen.