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The Big News is Out: Jigsaw Academy Receives 20 Crore Funding

Something exciting has been simmering at Jigsaw over the last couple of months and now that it is all official, we can at last shout it from the rooftops! Yes dear beloved students, partners and friends of Jigsaw, we are very thrilled and proud to share the news that we have received 20 crore INR in funding from Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE).  Co- founders Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti believe that this partnership is indeed a milestone for the company and that this association with MaGE will greatly help improve their global footprint and enable them to successfully penetrate new markets. 

 

We thank  InteQuant Advisors, a leading advisory firm providing professional services in the field of fund raising and transaction support services who were the sole financial advisors who facilitated this transaction.

Our  co-founder Gaurav Vohra, CEO, Jigsaw Academy had this to say when the deal was official.

We are very happy and excited about this strategic partnership – this is a huge milestone for Jigsaw Academy. We could not have found a better partner than the Manipal group in the education space.  We believe there is great potential in the analytics and big data training market in India and abroad. This funding that we have received will help us take bigger steps in the global market more aggressively while opening up more corporate training opportunities”. Gaurav Vohra

Mr. S. Vaitheeswaran, MD and CEO of Manipal Global Education Services, said “We are excited about our investment in Jigsaw Academy. We believe the company has established itself as a market leader in the analytics and big data space, and the investment will help them achieve rapid scale. To us in MaGE Professional Certification is the next big foray and this investment is a significant step in that journey.

Also speaking on this occasion, T.V. Mohandas Pai, who is joining Jigsaw Academy’s Advisory Board said, “Trained professionals who understand the right approach to applying analytics will drive new value propositions across industries and companies of all sizes. When empowered with training in the right data-driven frameworks and methodologies, they will show that big data is more than just a buzzword – it is a truly transformative approach to growing businesses and improving decision-making. The demand for these skills is increasing tremendously across all ventures and enterprises, and Jigsaw Academy is perfectly poised to meet this demand with its innovative individual and corporate training offerings.

This news generated much interest in the media. Take a look at a selection of some of the news stories in the media this week.

News Links: Jigsaw Academy funded by MaGE (Manipal Global Education Services)

  1. Economic Times: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/online-data-and-analytics-training-school-jigsaw-academy-raises-rs-20-crore/articleshow/50099506.cms
  2. Your story: http://yourstory.com/2015/12/jigsaw-academy-funding/
  3. The Economic Times, Delhi:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/jigsaw-academy-gets-rs-20-crore-from-mohandas-pais-manipal-global-education/articleshow/50102966.cms
  4. VCcircle: http://www.vccircle.com/news/technology/2015/12/09/analytics-trainer-jigsaw-academy-gets-3m-manipal-global-education
  5. Iamwire: http://www.iamwire.com/2015/12/online-data-analytics-company-jigsaw-academy-raises-3m-led-manipal-global-education/128013
  6. Dalalstreet: http://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/india-dealbook-online-analytics-training-school-jigsaw-academy-food-tech-startup-yumist-raise-funding-22769/
  7. Analytics India Magazine: http://analyticsindiamag.com/jigsaw-academy-the-bangalore-based-online-school-of-analytics-receives-20-crore-inr-in-funding-from-manipal-global-education-services-mage/
  8. Next Big What: http://www.nextbigwhat.com/online-school-analytics-jigsaw-academy-raises-rs-20-crore-manipal-global-education-services-297/
  9. The Tech Portal: http://thetechportal.in/2015/12/09/jigsaw-academy-funding/
  10. Business World: http://www.businessworld.in/article/Jigsaw-Academy-Gets-Rs-20-Crore-Funding-From-Manipal-Global-Education-/08-12-2015-89136/
  11. The Hans India: http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/2015-12-09/Jigsaw-Academy-the-Bangalore-based-online-school-of-analytics-receives-Rs%E2%80%8B-20-crore-funding-from-Manipal-Global-Education-Services-MaGE—-192041
  12. Tech Circle: http://techcircle.vccircle.com/2015/12/09/analytics-trainer-jigsaw-academy-gets-3m-from-manipal-global-education/
  13. inc42: http://inc42.com/flash-feed/jigsaw-academy-funding/
  14. Web India 123: http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20151209/2744008.html
  15. India Biz Party : http://indianbizparty.com/jigsaw-academy-raises-rs-20-crore-funding-from-manipal-global-education/
  16. Media Nama: http://www.medianama.com/2015/12/223-jigsaw-raises-3m-funding/
  17. Nternet : http://nternet.in/analytics-trainer-jigsaw-academy-gets-3m-from-manipal-global-education/
  18. Rediff – local news: http://localnews.rediff.com/location#!jigsaw-academy-location-gurgaon-gurgaon-haryana-india
  19. NewsNow: http://www.newsnow.in/news/jigsaw-academy-the-bangalore-based-online-school-of-analytics-receives-rs-20-crore-funding-from-manipal-global-education-services-mage
  20. Funding hunts: http://www.fundinghunt.co/posts/tGLGz5TQMLaxW9xPm/jigsaw-academy-raises-usd3-mn-from-manipal-global-education
  21. Latest News 360: http://www.latestnews360.com/read/664804/digital-news/Jigsaw%20Academy%20raises%20$3M%20from%20Manipal%20Global%20Education%20services.html
  22. Biz dailies: http://www.bizdailies.com/News/BusinessFinancial/Online-Data-Analytics-Training-Platform-Jigsaw-Academy-Secures-3-Million-From-Manipal-Global-Education-1454463
  23. Tech News now: http://technewsnow.com/news/analytics-trainer-jigsaw-academy-gets-3m-from-manipal-global-education
  24. NDTV Gadget 360: http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/india-funding-roundup-voxweb-joe-hukum-yumist-heybiz-jigsaw-academy-775879
  25. Knowstartup: http://knowstartup.com/2015/12/jigsaw-academy-raises-20-crore/
  26. Tech in Asia: https://www.techinasia.com/4-rising-startups-india-2/
  27. ET Tech: http://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/startups/india-funding-daily-yumit-voxweb-nbfc-jigsaw-academy-mficient-joe-hukum/50105822
  28. Street Asia: http://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/india-dealbook-online-analytics-training-school-jigsaw-academy-food-tech-startup-yumist-raise-funding-22769/

Telegraph

http://presstelegraph.com/2015/12/09/analytics-trainer-jigsaw-academy-gets-3m-from-manipal.html

http://telegraphvoice.com/2015/12/09/jigsaw-academy-receives-rs-20-cr-funding-from-mage/

http://telegraphtimes.com/2015/12/09/jigsaw-academy-the-bangalore-based-online-school-of/

US/International portals:

  1. The Chronicle Daily:http://chronicledaily.com/2015/12/09/elearning-platform-jigsaw-academy-raises-3m-led-by-manipal/
  2. The Examiner Times:http://examinertimes.com/2015/12/jigsaw-academy-the-bangalore-based-online-school-of/
  3. The Union Oracle:http://unionoracle.com/8944-jigsaw-academy-gets-rs-20-crore-from-mohandas-pais-manipal/
  4. Journal Observer:http://journalobserver.com/2015/12/jigsaw-academy-gets-rs-20-crore-funding-from-manipal-global/
  5. Oracle Daily Voice:http://oracledailyvoice.com/2015/12/09/jigsaw-academy-raises-3-mn-from-manipal-global-education.html
  6. Leaderstandard:http://leaderstandard.com/jigsaw-academy-gets-rs-20-crore-from-mohandas-pais-manipal/
  7. Post Oracle: http://postoracle.com/2015/12/09/jigsaw-academy-raises-3-mn-from-manipal-global-education.html
  8. Gazette Standard:http://gazettestandard.com/2015/12/09/jigsaw-academy-receives-rs-20-cr-funding-from-mage/

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