Function Space, a complete social learning network for science, with some fantastic features and an active community has closed a seed round of funding from Nexus Venture Partners, reports Techcircle.
With the fresh round of funding, the company based out in Pune, plans to expand content and develop engaging tools as well as scale its contributor and user base. A part of the capital will also be used to build a stronger foundation of collaboration tools appropriate for the science communities and to attract additional experts to the site.
This deal also sees Sandeep Singhal, co-founder & MD of Nexus Venture Partners joining the board of Function Space.
The year old statup was founded by Adit Gupta and Sakshi Majmudar back in December 2012. Adit looks after the programming, product development and designing aspects at FS, Sakshi is responsible for the technical aspects, as shared with us in a recent interview.
Function Space, reviewed earlier by us evolved from being an education portal focused on math, physics and computer science to a complete social learning network for science.
The network that sports a new look now has been developed from scratch and has enhanced the overall user experience by leaps and bounds, says Sumit Maniyar over an email. Sumit who joined the team later is responsible for product strategy, business development and marketing at FS.
“Users can now select science subjects according to their interests and the platform will offer related content to them. We have also introduced a real-time knowledge feed to bring the content together in a centralized place,” adds Sumit.
Today FS already offers a strong community consisting of users from over 190 countries, including students, professors and researchers from MIT, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses, Indian Institute of Technology campuses, Indian Institute of Science and other prestigious institutions. This round of funding is further going to fuel the growth engine of FS.