Oust Micro Learning Platform to Power Care24 Worker Training Program

BANGALOREDecember 29, 2016 /Oust Labs/ —

Care24 Launches New Patient-Attendant Training Program Using Oust Micro Learning

Care24, an innovative home-based healthcare services provider has chosen Oust Micro Learning Platform to set a new standard in the training of patient-attendant staff.

Oust Labs, a pioneer in micro learning, offers an advanced SaaS platform for enterprises looking to solve the last mile training challenges. It has built a proprietary methodology of delivering learning outcomes in short 2-minute modules delivered over an extended period of time.

Garima Tripathi, Co-Founder and COO of Care24 said, “We are continuously innovating to deliver the best patient care for ‘at home’ patients. We realized very early on that training our caregivers is paramount to our success, and hence we started our in-house class training program. With Oust, we can now continuously assess and reinforce key aspects of delivering world-class care for our patients, ensuring optimum patient care and enhanced patient experience each and every time.”

“Healthcare industry is one of the largest employers of blue-collar workers across India. Skilling the new generation of workers entering this segment is a massive opportunity for us. We are excited to be partnering with Care24, an innovator in the home-based patient care sector to bring world class training and assessments through the mobile device. The digitization of Indian economy, further boosts the demand for anytime, anywhere training in short bursts of time,” said Shrikant Latkar, Founder – CEO of Oust Labs.

Oust is partnering with Care24 to deliver continuous training in Hindi and Marathi for their 1500+ caregivers in Mumbai. The company specializes in delivering last mile training of workers through its Oust App – available on the Web, Android and iOS (beta).

Android app link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oustme.oustapp&hl=en

About Oust Labs:

Oust is an innovative technology company that is pioneering gamified, mobile micro learning for the masses in 2 minutes, 5 questions at a time. Oust has developed a proprietary methodology that leverages movies, music and sports to deliver personalized learning outcomes for an individual or a group. The Oust platform consists of the Oust Web App, iOS App, and Android App, and a powerful real-time management platform – Oust MPower for authoring and delivering content to the end users. Oust is available in 9 Indian languages currently. Oust Labs is funded by Aarin Capital, 3One4 Capital and Mr. T. V. Mohandas Pai. It has offices in Bangalore and Belgaum.

For details please visit http://www.oustlabs.com

About Care 24:

Care24 is a first-of-its-kind home healthcare service provider in Mumbai, which offers personal and affordable healthcare assistance within the comforts of one’s home. The brainchild of three bright IIT alumni – Vipin PathakAbhishek Tiwari and Garima Tripathi, Care24 has been in operation in Mumbai since December 2014. Since then, it has helped more than 10,000 patients comfortably heal at home. Care24 offers world-class medical care at home with 100% background verified caregivers. Services dispensed include nurses (ANM, GNM and B.Sc.), attendants, physiotherapists, nutritional guidance, pregnancy care, cancer care and infant care.
As patients need the continuity of care at home to recover physically, mentally, psychologically and emotionally fast with ease and comfort Care24 acts as an extended arm for the hospitals at their homes.

Please visit Care24’s website: https://care24.co.in/

Oust Micro Learning Platform Selected by Zimmber for Delivering Innovative Training for their Champs

Thursday Nov 24, 2016 Bangalore, India, Oust Labs, a pioneer in gamified, mobile micro learning solutions, is proud to announce successful deployment of their platform with Zimmber, a Mumbai based on demand home services startup.

Since raising its seed investment from Mr. T.V. Mohandas Pai and Aarin Capital, Oust has been pioneering the concept of gamified, mobile micro learning for skill development. Zimmber deployed this product in September after a short proof of concept phase and has seen terrific engagement from their Champs that consist of electricians, plumbers, painters etc.

Amit Kumar, Co-founder and COO of Zimmber said, “We at Zimmber have always been innovative in delivering value to customers and ensuring the upliftment of our service providers – our Champs. After extensive evaluation of several products, we chose Oust, as it is the only full-stack micro-learning solution, that supports several Indian languages. With Oust, we are able to digitize our trainings, and create short 2 minutes micro courses and assessments in Hindi, and launch them in a very short period of time. We saw a completion rate of 82% within 24 hours of launching a course. As industry thought leaders we have been setting benchmarks for others to follow and this initiative with Oust is another contribution to the home service industry.”

According to a study by Microsoft, humans now have attention span of 8 seconds, which is less than that of a goldfish. Oust is pioneering a new way of training and learning by making it easy for corporations to create rich content on specific topics of interest to ensure that their employees learn in short bursts of time. The Oust micro learning platform consists of the Oust App (available on the Web, Android & iOS) and its powerful Oust MPower management portal that not only helps in authoring and delivering content to the users in real-time, but also helps in measuring learning outcomes with real time analytics.

“In today’s age of WhatsApp and Facebook, where users are expecting rich, visual content, Oust is pioneering a new way of training for corporations by solving the last mile problem in local languages. Institutions can create, test and launch micro-courses and assessments in as little as 30 minutes. We are excited to partner with Zimmber to deliver gamified micro learning to their freelancer community.”, said Shrikant Latkar, Founder – CEO of Oust Labs.

Oust has been in trials with a select group of large enterprises in India over the last 6 months, and is now available for all corporations and educational institutions. Oust evolved from a product that helped students prepare for exams into a full-fledged gamified micro learning solution. Oust is now available in 9 Indian languages currently.

About Oust Labs

Oust is an innovative technology company that is pioneering gamified, mobile micro learning for the masses in 2 minutes, 5 questions at a time. Oust has developed a proprietary methodology that leverages movies, music and sports to deliver personalized learning outcomes for an individual or a group. The Oust platform consists of the Oust Web App, iOS App, and Android App, and a powerful real-time management platform – Oust MPower for authoring and delivering content to the end users. Oust is available in 9 Indian languages currently. For details please visit www.oustlabs.com

About Zimmber

Zimmber is India’s leading online home service platform which was founded in 2014 by Anubhab Goel and Amit Kumar. Operates on 4R execution strategy which ensures awesome service delivery by sending the Right Person who will reach at the Right Time will do the Right Thing and charge the Right price. Currently the services are delivered in Mumbai, Pune and NCR.

The Need & The Solution

Oust Labs, an edtech startup whose gamified platform helps students excel in competitive exams, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education Services and Aarin Capital.

Oust was founded by Shrikant Latkar in Cupertino, California, with an aim to make learning fun and exciting in a mobile-first world. The company helps students excel in competitive exams in 2 minutes and 5 questions at a time.

According to a study by Forbes India, Indian consumers spend an average of 3 hours and 18 minutes on their smartphones every day. Oust is leveraging this growing amount of time spent on mobile devices to rollout a collaborative and competitive learning mobile-first solution – one that builds upon existing student behavior to deliver a natural fit.

The Need & The Solution

Today, students face a lot of pressure to perform in short period of time + have shorter attention spans. And every student wants to know where do they stand relative to others? How he/she can get better? Thus, the need of a platform which not only allows them to score better but also keep them engaged, clicked Shrikant to design Oust – ground-up by understanding student behavior in a mobile-first world.

The startup aims to make exam preparation fun for students by combining the fun and social aspects of mobile gaming with rigorous curriculum. One can add friends and join groups, which consists of students with the same goal. By infusing friendly competition with peers and other like-minded individuals who have similar aspirations, Oust helps students benchmark their performance.

Students can instantly track their performance on real time leaderboards and see where they stand.

The company had tested its first version of the product with high school students last year. Based on feedback, the team completely re-architected the product to address the user needs, so that students in smaller towns can seamlessly compete with students in larger metro cities and see where they stand.

“Several colleges, tuition centers and teachers are already using the product with their students and the feedback has been phenomenal. By making it easy for students to challenge peers in classes and other social contexts, we are able to engage students deeply in short bursts of time”, said Shrikant Latkar, Founder and CEO of Oust Labs. On monetisation front, the startup plans to keep the app for free and work with colleges for some sort of revenue engagements in future.

The Numbers

Oust has a total repository of 1.25 Lakh questions across Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology subjects, all curated by teachers and organised into modules, so that students can focus on their key areas of improvement.

For PUC I and II, Oust has more than 30,000+ free Multiple Choice Questions (including past question papers) for the Karnataka Common Entrance Examination. The product is also available for CBSE, AIPMT, COMEDK and Maharashtra CET exams. The startup has been doing extensive trials of its Oust App in smaller cities of Karnataka since August 2015.

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According to Shrikant, users on average spend up to 12 minutes on the Android app which so far has over 7,500 downloads.

Currently, Oust has presence in California, Bangalore, Belagavi and Pune and is working with 6 member team.

“Oust is bringing about real innovation by studying the evolution of students’ learning behavior and building new value propositions that they can relate to. This includes the many forms of gamification and competitive challenges, cooperative knowledge discovery and sharing, and collaborative learning across local, state and national contexts. That is a very impressive vision, and I am glad to be a part of such an undertaking”, Mohandas Pai said.

Team Oust

The company counts several renowned Bay Area personalities as advisors, including Paulette Altmaier, EdTech Executive who previously was Head of Partnerships at Khan Academy, Gurmeet Lamba, a silicon valley veteran and VP of Engineering of Sentient Technologies (an AI company) and Venkatesh Venkataraman, entrepreneur and architect who has worked at several startups and large companies including Cisco Systems and Netflix.

Prior to launching Oust, Shrikant was CMO of InMobi, CRO at Fuel and Publisher of Apponomics.

Earlier this year, Gyaanzone.com, an online education gateway facilitating students with flexible learning opportunities through access to hundreds of Indian schools, colleges, universities, exams, courses and other distance learning programs raised an undisclosed amount in funding from GBIM Technologies.

Mohandas Pai backs edtech startup Oust Labs; provides seed funding

 

February 2, 2016:

Edtech startup Oust Labs, has raised an undisclosed seed round from T.V.Mohandas Pai, chairman of Manipal Global Education Services and Aarin Capital.

Founded by former chief marketing officer of InMobi, Shrikant Latkar, Oust Labs offers a gamified platform that helps students excel in Indian competitive exams. It has been running trials of its app in smaller cities of Karnataka since August last year. The company has presence in California, Bangalore, Belagavi and Pune.

“Our goal is to help students to qualify for a better college or job, irrespective of where they are studying right now,” said CEO Latkar.

Oust claims to have a total repository of 125,000 questions across various subjects including physics, chemistry and maths.  It also claims that over 7,000 student currently play their short 2-minute quizzes that consist of five questions on various subjects on their mobile devices.

The company advisors include Paulette Altmaier, former head of partnerships at Khan Academy, Gurmeet Lamba, VP of Engineering of Sentient Technologies (an artificial intelligence company) and Venkatesh Venkataraman, entrepreneur and architect who has worked at several startups and large companies including Cisco Systems and Netflix.

“While the challenge of delivering relevant and high—quality online content is being solved by a number of very promising ventures all over the world, there exists a larger fundamental challenge to engage and retain students’ attention on a constantly evolving paradigm of mobile and social,” said T.V. Mohandas Pai.

The former Infosys executive has invested in over three dozen young tech companies including online media company YourStory, peer-to-peer lending platform Faircent, and vernacular language-driven exam preparation venture OnlineTyari.com.

Mohandas Pai and Aarin Capital Invest In Oust Labs

Mohandas Pai and Aarin Capital Invest In Oust Labs

Nitin Konde February 3, 2016

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3 February, 2016, Bangalore:  In its recent round of funding, Ed-tech mobile app Oust Labs has managed to acquire an undisclosed amount of funding from Mohandas Pai and Aarin Capital. Recently floated in the market in 2015 by Shrikant Latkar, it plans to stretch its arms in tier 2 and tier 3 cities to make full use of the raised amount.

Headquartered at California, USA, Oust Lab has invented first-of-its-kind gaming platform which runs on a module called ‘Learning While Playing’. It creates small quizzes of five questions each on various subjects and displays it over the smart phone’s screen. Once the student answers the questions, it instantly displays the results on its leader board. This gives the student a clear picture of where he stands and where he needs to pull his socks in order to crack the examination.

Commenting the system, Shrikant Latkar, Founder, Oust Labs said, “We tested our first version of the product with high school students last year. Based on their feedback, we completely re-architected our product to address their needs, so that students in smaller towns can seamlessly compete with students in larger metro cities and see where they stand. Several colleges, tuition centers and teachers are already using the product with their students and the feedback has been phenomenal. By making it easy for students to challenge peers in classes and other social contexts, we are able to engage students deeply in short bursts of time.”

The product is already gaining popularity in cities such as Pune, Belgaum, Hubli , Mysore etc. with the download hits reaching to 5000. Oust has array of questions covering various subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology etc.

Gamified Edtech Startup Oust Raises Seed Round of Funding

Gamified Edtech Startup Oust Raises Seed Round of Funding

February 2, 2016 by Varnana Choudhury

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Edtech startup Oust Labs, has raised seed round of funding from T.V.Mohandas Pai and Aarin Capital. The financial details of the investment have not been disclosed.

Founded by former chief marketing officer of InMobi, Shrikant Latkar, Oust Labs offers a gamified platform that helps students excel in Indian competitive exams. It has been running trials of its app in smaller cities of Karnataka since August last year. The company has presence in California, Bangalore, Belagavi and Pune.

Commenting on the development, Latkar said, “Our goal is to help students to qualify for a better college or job, irrespective of where they are studying right now.”

Oust claims to have a total repository of 125,000 questions across various subjects including physics, chemistry and maths. It also claims that over 7,000 student currently play their short 2-minute quizzes that consist of five questions on various subjects on their mobile devices.

The company advisors include Paulette Altmaier, former head of partnerships at Khan Academy, Gurmeet Lamba, VP of Engineering of Sentient Technologies (an artificial intelligence company) and Venkatesh Venkataraman, entrepreneur and architect who has worked at several startups and large companies including Cisco Systems and Netflix.