Rhapsody, a K-8 venture that promotes STEM learning through music, has raised $0.5 million in a pre Series A round.
The investors in the current round include Ashwin Damera of Eruditus Education, Ananth Narayanan (ex- Myntra, co-founder and CEO, Medlife), Shobu Yarlagadda (CEO, Arka Media Works) and Sanjay Raghuraman (CEO, Kalyan Jewellers) among others. Harikiran Vadlamani, founder of NICE (Network of Indian Cultural Enterpruses) and a prominent serial investor also invested. Launched in 2013 by musician Anil Srinivasan, Rhapsody is getting ready to launch its online platform for creative intelligence Cocoon in June. Cocoon’s offerings include creative STEM and design thinking apart from roping in noted lyricist Madhan Karky to fashion a Tamil learning course using music, and noted vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan hosting a music-meets-science course. Rhapsody delivers 460 multidisciplinary lesson plans in-schools by its trainers and has managed to reach 408 school touchpoints. TNNRhapsody earlier did a first fundraise in 2019 from Keiretsu Chennai in a round led by Intellect’s Arun Jain. The company claims cash-positive financials and is backed by Anil and aims to grow its footprints geographically and in terms of customizable offerings with this new edtech offering.