CampusKnot, an educational technology start-up, founded by three Indians and a German student in a US university, has received a whopping $100,000 funding from a private investor.
The company has been founded by three Indian students Rahul Gopal, Hiten Patel and Perceus Mody, and German student Katja Walter at Mississippi State University. It has been designed to encourage collaboration among faculty and students.
The app, which debuted in 2013, is free for users. It is basically a clearinghouse for schedules, assignments and other academic events. Additionally, it also serves as a marketplace for textbooks, with features like search by title, subject and author’s name.
The founders hope that CampusKnot eventually will serve as a single site for students to easily reach teachers and classmates, residence halls and student organisations along with offering space for faculty to posting course syllabi and related academic material, reports ET.
Gopal is a senior Aerospace Engineering Major while Patel graduated from MSU in 2013 with a degree in Information Systems and is pursuing a second degree in Marketing. Mody is a senior majoring in Medical Technology while Walter graduated in May with a degree in Art and graphic Design.