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Singapore’s edtech startup nets seed funding extension round from Nest Tech

Singapore’s Kalpha announced it has raised a six-figure US dollar amount in seed money in an extension round led by VC firm Nest Tech VN and Singapore angel investors in December 2020.

Kalpha raises six-figure funding to allow P2P exchange of knowledge, skills, experiences on its platform

“Southeast Asia will be Kalpha’s key target market as people in developing countries are always hungry to learn. Having said that, we’re experiencing a very healthy growth in user traction in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, since our rollout in July 2020,” noted C0-founder Tri Nguyen.

Startup in the Spotlight: Kalpha

In this article, Jack Soh, co-founder of Kalpha, shares on the inspirations that led to the business and how the team is adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yoshi Poon, the Head of Marketing at Kalpha, also shares his experience with startup culture and words of encouragement to fresh graduates. 

2020 Best Newcomer Finalist

Kalpha is proud to be the finalist of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Award 2020 – Best Newcomer.

The players shaping Vietnam’s emerging edtech sector

Kalpha is listed as one of the players that is changing the edtech sector in Vietnam.

Enterprise Singapore: Vietnam is top pick for businesses going overseas

VIETNAM is drawing record numbers of Singapore businesses as companies continue to look for expansion opportunities despite Covid-19. But perhaps most intriguing is a decision by local startup Kalpha to launch its app in
Vietnam this year.

How Learning App Kalpha is Changing Lives in Covid-19

For many people, the past year of travel restrictions has meant getting used to staying put. For SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business alumnus and entrepreneur Jaden Teo, however, the year of no travel meant learning how to grow his business and broaden his horizons, all while staying grounded.

Kalpha at EdTech Asia - Vietnam

Our Co-Founder Jaden gave a talk about Kalpha’s exponential growth in Vietnam at the inaugural EdTech Asia – Vietnam event. We had the pleasure to share how we are bringing experntial learning to the world at the event at Fulbright University Vietnam.

Congratulations to EdTech startup Kalpha for closing the latest seed extension round!

Founded by our very own NP BA alumnus in 2018, Kalpha is a P2P platform connecting individuals to learn and share their skills and knowledge on a one-on-one basis.

与大华银行合作 义安理工成立“起航”孵化器支持校友创业

初创公司Kalpha的联合创办人苏达明、团队成员王俊杰和潘汉栋在义安理工学院里的“起航”孵化器办公。

Ngee Ann Polytechnic, UOB launch campus startup incubator AGILE

Ten startups from sectors such as events management, financial advisory, and medical devices, have already come on board on AGILE, including Kalpha.

Chat with Singapore Minister Ye Kung Ong

Kalpha’s new office at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and UOB’s startup incubator was officially opened, with Transport Minister Ye Kung Ong at the unveiling.

Kalpha team enjoyed speaking to him about our growth and our expansion plans alongside our fellow startups at the new office!

Business Times: Vietnam is top pick for businesses going overseas

“We went to Vietnam in November last year looking to launch our product in February, but Covid-19 pushed everything back and we officially launched in July 2020,” says Kalpha co-founder Jack Soh.

Vietnam Digest: Kalpha expands operations

Singapore-based peer-to-peer knowledge sharing platform Kalpha is expanding its operation to Vietnam this April, marking its first international foray, according to an announcement.

Singapore's P2P knowledge sharing startup Kalpha expands to Vietnam

Singapore-based edutech startup Kalpha, which provides a P2P knowledge-sharing platform, will officially launch its application on April 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This also marks its first international expansion.

Vietnam Innovator: Kalpha’s Quest To Make Personalized Learning Accessible

The brainchild of Singaporean entrepreneurs Jack Soh and Jaden Teo, Kalpha’s leadership team now counts among its ranks Tri Nguyen, a Vietnamese startup entrepreneur turned social media influencer. Tri joined the team as a co-founder and CMO for Vietnam’s operations when Kalpha expanded into the market.

Kalpha: Winner for the ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2020 - EdTech

Kalpha is honoured to the winner for the ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2020 in the Education Technology segment! The awards nominees come from diverse backgrounds: fledgling startups, as well as more established companies, all participated. Close to 400 contenders from 18 countries across the Asia Pacific region participated. 

2019 Singapore People's Choice - Kalpha

The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (Rice Bowl), organised by New Entrepreneurs Foundation, celebrates the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem. Kalpha was voted as Singapore’s People Choice in 2019.

Meet the 19 startups which span diverse sectors, from e-commerce to financial services to sustainability.

The Kalpha team believes that everyone has something to share, and thus a lot of focus is placed on the quality of the sharing session, rather than the qualifications of the Sharer.

Startup chia sẻ kiến thức Kalpha của Singapore mở rộng sang Việt Nam

Startup công nghệ giáo dục (edutech) chuyên cung cấp nền tảng chia sẻ kiến thức ngang hàng – P2P có trụ sở tại Singapore sẽ chính thức ra mắt ứng dụng vào tháng 4/2020 tại TP.HCM. Sự kiện này cũng đánh dấu việc mở rộng ra thị trường quốc tế lần đầu tiên của Kalpha.

新加坡教育科技初创Kalpha将其业务拓展至越南市场

新加坡P2P知识共享平台Kalpha今年4月将把业务扩展到越南,这是该公司首次进军国际市场。Kalpha正在胡志明市正式推出其移动应用程序,其网站也更新了越南版。

手机应用配对可暂借相机轮椅等 借科技共享物品与经验延续甘榜精神

除了共享物品,本地市面上也有共享知识和经验的应用。苏达明(28岁)和张国祯(28岁)研发的Kalpha应用,为拥有某种经验或技能的人和想学习这方面知识的人进行配对,由前者为后者提供一对一分享或指导。

Speech by Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information

“Some of you may be budding entrepreneurs and decide to start your own IT venture like Jaden Teo and Jack Soh, who are both Ngee Ann alumni. Jaden and Jack co-founded Kalpha, an app that connects people so that they can share skills, experiences and knowledge with one another.”

Notable Edtech Companies and Startups in Singapore

Kalpha is a mobile app that connects people and encourages one-on-one meetups to learn and share skills, knowledge, and experiences. It was awarded the SG Founder’s Grant by ESG and secured a significant investment from venture capital, Nest Tech, to expand its business.

A different edtech startup

Kalpha is the abbreviation of ‘Knowledge’ and  ‘Alpha’. Co-founder Jack Soh joins us to tell us the genesis of the app which was launched earlier this year and why he and co-founder Jaden Teo feel so strongly about it.

Meet Kalpha, The Singaporean Edtech Startup Committed To Making Learning Accessible

We bring you Kalpha, the app that connects Learners and Sharers through listings where people who want to acquire new skills can link up with people who can impart them.

Undeterred by rejections and insults, this duo has built a cool edtech startup and got funding, too

Founded in 2018 by Soh and his college mate Jaden Teo (a graduate in Business Management from Singapore Management University), Kalpha is a mobile app that enables individuals to discover, connect and meet up to learn and share skills, experiences, and knowledge on a 1-to-1 basis. 

SMU Alumnus Quits Job to Launch Edtech Startup, Kalpha, to Make Learning Personalised and Affordable for Everyone

Four years of university, get a degree, get a job. For most graduates, this would be the tried-and-tested journey to building a career; but for Jaden Teo, this never did seem quite enough. 

A Vibrant Startup Community is Key to Progress, Say Three Up-and-Coming Startups

Education startup Kalpha aims to make learning fun, accessible and affordable to everyone. Whether it is coding or ukelele lessons, founders Jack Soh and Jaden Teo started Kalpha to connect learners and skill sharers through its app, enabling one-on-one learning at an economical cost and time-flexible schedule.

Emerging edtech startups in Singapore

Another Singapore based startup, Kalpha, has also been the recipient of substantial investment in 2019, receiving an unspecified six-figure sum from VC fund Nest Tech.

Emerging edtech startups in Singapore

Targeted to those who are already out of school, Kalpha is an app available on both Android and iOS that connects people to meet up in real life and teach and learn by sharing experiences on a one-to-one basis.

Are you one of the 20,000 users on homegrown skills-sharing app Kalpha?

Founded by NP Business Studies alumni Jaden and Jack, their advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to believe in your idea and find the right time to pursue it before seizing every opportunity!

Kalpha was incubated in The Sandbox

Kalpha is a peer-to-peer mobile platform in the Education-Technology space where individuals can connect and meet up to learn skills, experiences and knowledge on a 1-to-1 basis. 

Singapore edtech startup Kalpha secures investment from Vietnam’s Nest Tech

Singapore-based Kalpha, an edtech startup that focuses on sharing skills, experiences and knowledge, has received a “six-figure sum” in funding from Nest Tech, a VC fund focusing on seed-stage technology startups.

Singapore edtech startup raises seed funding from Nest Tech

Singapore-based edtech startup Kalpha has raised a six-figure amount in a seed funding round from venture capital fund Nest Tech.

Singapore edtech startup Kalpha secures investment from Vietnam's Nest Tech

Founded by Jack Soh and Jaden Teo, Kalpha is a mobile app that enables individuals to discover, connect and meet up to learn and share skills, experiences, and knowledge on a 1-to-1 basis. 

Nest Tech invests six-digit sum in Singapore edtech firm Kalpha

Nest Tech – a venture capital firm that targets investments in Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar – has closed a six-digit dollar investment in Kalpha, Singapore-based education technology startup.

Singapore edtech startup Kalpha secures investment from Vietnam’s Nest Tech

The investment will be used to grow the business, expand the team, and for marketing.

Skills sharing in a sharing economy

Singapore edtech startup secures early funding for regional expansion.

Congrats to edtech startup Kalpha for securing funding!

Kalpha was incubated in NP’s The SandBox. The app allows individuals to share skills, experience and knowledge with one another.

Singapore EdTech Startup Kalpha Secures Investment from Vietnam's Nest Tech

SMU alumnus Jaden Teo is one of the co-founders of Singapore-based Kalpha – an edtech startup.

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