Hyderabad, Telangana: Volume, a knowledge-based platform founded by Jonah Eapen and Saurabh Pujari, has raised funds through a community round.
The funding round was held through Tyke, a platform that allows people to invest through CSOPs (Community-led Stock Option Plans). Tyke is India’s first online investment platform where startup investment starts at INR 5000.
Recently, Volume closed a funding round that was oversubscribed by 350% of its goal. This round was focused on bringing early adopters and believers who could help to shape the future of the platform and be a part of its growth. The company wants to develop a community of investors who can serve as the voice of the brand as it continues to evolve and grow.
Founded in 2021, Volume aims to be a holistic content suite for personal development offering core insights and ideas from books, visionaries and thought leaders. Users get to consume ideas from the top 1% of leaders. Volume was created to help people find clarity in a world that is often filled with noise and information overload. The goal of the platform is to bring together experts from fields such as technology, finance, and business, and present their ideas in an easy-to-digest format that is both accessible and engaging.
With Volume, you can access a wealth of information from the most influential voices in the fields of technology, finance, business, and more. Their expert writers and editors have scoured the internet to find the top experts in their respective fields, and have curated the most insightful and thought-provoking content for consumption.
One of the key features of Volume is its focus on mobile-first reading. The platform has been designed to be easy to use and accessible on mobile devices so that users can consume content on the go. In addition, Volume has added interactive elements such as videos, games, and quizzes to its content to make the experience more engaging and enjoyable.
Later this year, Volume plans to introduce “Microcourses,” which will allow anyone to pick up new skills in just a few hours. These courses will be designed to be easy to follow and will cover a wide range of topics, from personal development to technology and beyond. This will be a game-changer for those who want to learn new skills quickly and efficiently, without having to spend hours poring over textbooks or attending long lectures.
Volume has quickly established a strong early user base, consisting of college students and millennials entering the workforce. These are individuals who are eager to learn, grow, and expand their horizons beyond the scope of their everyday work. By gamifying the learning experience, Volume has made it possible for these users to engage with new ideas and insights in a fun and interactive way.
With more than 50,000 registered users, Volume is already making a significant impact in the personal development space. The platform’s unique approach to learning, which combines elements of gamification and mobile-first reading, has proven to be a huge hit with its users. In a world where there is often too much noise and too much information, Volume offers a refreshing change of pace, allowing its users to focus on what truly matters.
“We are thrilled by the level of support from our community of believers and early adopters. This investment will enable us to expand our content library and grow even faster. In about 6 months, you will be able to search for any non-fiction book on Volume and get insights from it. We will be partnering with content studios and industry experts across India to develop exclusive publications for Volume. We are also planning to launch our revenue model from the first week of March”, said Jonah Eapen, the CEO and co-founder of Volume.
Volume is a part of Deshpande Startups and First Gear Program by ah! Ventures. The beta version is available for download on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.