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Singapore edtech startup Geniebook raises $16.6m

Firm to innovate on AI-personalized learning materials using fresh funds

Students head to class at a secondary school in Singapore. Singapore's edtech startup Geniebook offers GenieClass, letting students learn from teachers via live online classes, and GenieAsk, which allows students to chat with and receive help from teachers in real time.    © Reuters

CEBU, Philippines -- Singapore-based edtech startup Geniebook is looking at scaling its team and expanding its existing products after raising $16.6 million in a Series A funding round backed by venture capital firms East Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

In an announcement on Tuesday, the startup, established in 2016 by Alicia Cheong and Neo Zhizhong, said several angel investors also participated in the funding round, including John Tanner (Dunce Capital), Gaurav Munjal and Roman Saini (Unacademy), Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal (Snapdeal), Alvin Tse (Xiaomi) and Linh Pham Giang (Hocmai).

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