Ankur Capital led a $3.5 million funding round for Josh Talks, an upskilling platform. Among the notable investors in the round were Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Paytm), Vaibhav Domkundwar (Better Capital), Vineeta Singh (SUGAR Cosmetics), Ritesh Agarwal (OYO), and Ankur Warikoo (Ex-Nearbuy).
Josh Talks, which previously raised $1.5 million from the New York-based Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), operates one of India’s largest networks of non-entertainment YouTube channels and is now developing product lines to expand its reach. Their audience has exploded over the years, with an average of 85 million monthly views across all platforms. The organisation made its entry into interactive training courses by publishing the Josh Skills Android application during the pandemic, leveraging this large distribution funnel.
The newly raised funds will be used to improve the product and scale Josh Skills so that it becomes Bharat’s preferred social learning platform. In addition, the company will test new product lines that appeal to the needs of this user niche.