Arcterus raises $1M to get students to share their notebooks

Date: June 14, 2015 Published by

  • Japanese edtech startup Arcterus today announced that is has raised JPY 130 million (approximately US$1 million) from Dentsu Digital Holdings, Startia, and Bon Angels.
  • Getting into a respected high school, university, or career is also largely based on a student’s performance on rigorous entrance exams.
  • Goichiro Arai, Arcterus’ founder and CEO, tells Tech in Asia that the startup is investing in optical character recognition (OCR) technology that will automate that process.
  • The startup’s main offering, Clear, allows users to view, share, and rate notebooks.
  • Students simply snap a photo of their own class notes, add stickers and highlights, and upload it for the community.