After actress Deepika Padukone, now Rapper Raftar and AK Projekts invest in a leading community and learning platform, FrontRow. Six months ago, not only did the Bollywood icon Deepika Padukone invested in the firm but Elevation Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners also invested in the same, worth 3.2 million.
FrontRow, a learning platform was founded by Mikhil Raj, Ishaan Preet Singh, and Shubhadit Sharma in the year 2020 with the view of the application of these investments in offering diverse courses, it’s an expansion in Tier 2 & 3 cities, implementation of international partnerships and promoting the flowering talents. Mikhail Raj, the co-founder of FrontRow, has said, “Last year was exciting for us as we launched more than 10 courses with more than 500,000 users on our platform.
We aim to grow by 500 percent in the coming few quarters with an additional 10 more courses. Over the last year, we have learned that creative and athletic arts are not just hobbies but a crucial part of the identities of our users, and in fact, of 99 percent of Indians. We are aggressively trying to expand our offerings not only in quantity but also in quality. We continue to aspire to make learning accessible, easier, and enjoyable at FrontRow with partnerships like these.”
Raftar in an interview has given a statement, “I am very excited to be joining forces with the stellar crew at FrontRow, and see how I can add value in fostering the culture of non-academic education across India. I want to make non-academic learning accessible and affordable for small-town Indians and hope to do so as I embark on this new journey.
A big shout out to my partner, Ankit Khanna, for making this happen.” FrontRow has assumed a striking reputation in a short period. It has established itself as a forerunner in providing distinct courses and being a subscription-based model, each course is offered for Rs 1000 upwards for lifetime access. Each course is divided into 20-25 lessons. In the past, this app has formed efficient coalitions with several celebrities, like Suresh Raina, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Divine, Neha Kakkar, Amit Trivedi, Sunburn, 8bit Thug, MortaL, Raju Srivastava, and Biswa Kalyan.
Ankit Khanna, Founder of AK Projekts, one of the investors of FrontRow, has also added about the learning platform, We are extremely bullish on the opportunity presented in the celebrity-driven vocational training platform segment in India.
We believe there is huge merit and scope in this business that allows a wide section of people to have access to leaders from their respective fields and to learn from them directly. We are excited to support a new archetype for learning, an assortment of education, entertainment, and community.” Raftaar also added on the importance of this app in today’s world, where he says, “I want to make non-academic learning accessible and affordable for small-town Indians and hope to do so as I embark on this new journey. A big shout out to my partner, Ankit Khanna (AK Projekts) for making this happen.”