Bengaluru-based coding bootcamp Masai School has acquired design institute Design Shift Academy which has locations in Bengaluru and Pune, Techpluto has reported.
The deal is Masai School’s first acquisition and marks a move away from a sole focus on coding towards including user experience design and user interface design in its curriculum.
Prateek Shukla, co-founder and chief executive of Masai School, said: “The acquisition of Design Shift Academy is a first for Masai School and is a significant milestone in our growth journey. Having made our mark as a coding-centric platform, we now aim to sharpen our focus towards becoming a career-focused platform. We are happy to collaborate with Design Shift, who will bring to Masai School the expertise and knowledge of the UI/UX design space, and in turn help create holistic learning programmes.”
Masai School recently closed a Series A funding round at $5 million. The start-up’s investors include Omidyar Network, Unitus Ventures, India Quotient and India Angel List.
Date published: 9 June 2021