Indian social learning network for science Function Space announced that it has secured an undisclosed amount of Seed Funding from Nexus Venture Partners with Sandeep Singhal, co-founder and MD at Nexus Venture Partners joining the board of function Space as part of the deal.
The funding will be used to both build out the platform itself, mainly functions to ease collaboration, and to attract more experts and contributors as well as to expand its user base in general.
Founded in 2013 the Pune-based startup claims to have attracted users from 190 countries so far. Function Space aims to be the social platform where researchers, professors and students meet to discuss and collaborate. However, the startup is also open to the general public interested in higher education science topics and research.
As a LaTex integrated platform Function Space currently offers articles, videos, a diagramming tool discussions and networking options.
Function Space is not alone in its ambitions to become the one-stop-shop for higher science education online. Just one day before Function Space announced their Seed Round last week, Luxembourg-based MyScienceWork, the blog-turned-communication-platform for scientists, had announced their $1.1 million Venture Round. And in late February 2014 Piazza, the social network for engineering students founded Pooja Sankar, disclosed their $8 million Series B and the launch of Piazza Careers.
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- HEDLINE: MyScienceWork raises $1.1 million Venture Round | EDUKWEST Europe
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