Blume Ventures, along with First Light Ventures, has invested $500,000 in MadRat Games. Adit Parekh from Blume will join the MadRat board. Bangalore-based MadRat Games makes offline and online/mobile Indian language learning games focused on K-12 students. The company was founded by Rajat Dhariwal, Madhumita Haldar and Manuj Dhariwal. Gautam Gandhi, Head of New Business Development for Google India, has been an advisor to the company.
MadRat has a 15-member team, and is developing apps for mobile and web, in addition to board games. The company’s flagship is Aksharit, an Indian language board game, which started out as a Hindi word game. It is now available in all the 11 major Indian languages including Punjabi, Bengali and Telugu.
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