The edLABS Initiative

edLABS is Gray Matters Capital’s investment initiative that provides early-stage funding to ‘visionary edu-preneurs’ to help them build breakthrough solutions for the Indian mass market.

We focus on solutions that address education gaps, 21st-century skills and the future of work.

In line with our India mission of providing quality education, edLABS will be committing $8 million over the next 3 years and will be looking to make 12 new investments every twelve months.


edLABS Portfolio

Since its inception in March 2017, edLABS has made 5 diverse investments in enterprises focused on behaviour architecture, tuition platform that is AI supported, developing an AR/VR curriculum and vernacular MOOCs besides a 21st Century Skill Learning platform and Creativity Olympiads for K-10 students.


Your education startup could well be the next!

How Your Venture Can Qualify for edLABS Funding?

At Gray Matters Capital, we are laser focused on investor capital playing a catalytic role in changing the way India learns and skills itself for the future by engendering innovation in India’s education sector.

We deeply care about

  • Disruption
  • Impact
  • Scale
  • Collaboration

Our edLABS initiative is aimed at visionary edu-preneurs who are:

  • image Helming Early Stage For-Profit Education enterprises
  • image At least 1 year in operation and in the post revenue stage
  • image Mission-driven to solve the toughest problems facing India’s education and employability sector with solutions that are disruptive
  • image Can also be established Education enterprises looking for Business Line Innovation to create solutions for India's mass market

Get the edLABS Advantage


Product Testing and Research

Investees of edLABS can test their new product offering in schools and get direct feedback on what works and what doesn’t


Global Perspective, Access to Market & Networks

Reap the benefits of Gray Matters Capital’s global perspective, advisory support through domain specific expertise and access to a high impact network to help you achieve scale.


Funding Quantum

Funding upto $ 150,000 or Rs. 1 crore disbursed in tranches based on milestones achieved using innovative flexible financing structures


Advisory /Post Investment Support

Get advice on Revenue and Business model optimization, Product strategy and a lot more



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Any Queries?

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