India, Oct. 15 -- "It took us three years, from 2017 to 2020, to reach this level and in June 2020, we went out to the market and said that this is what we were doing inside our office for the last three years," said Shantanu Najhawan, founding member of Tekie.

To put things into perspective, it took WhiteHat Jr under two years to build a similar coding for kids platform and for the most part, it was the company's MVP or v1 product. So what makes Tekie different from any other 'coding for kids' startup?

While most competing platforms are teaching students block-based programming which means students drag and drop functions to build a logical sequence of commands, Tekie is attempting to teach young students the fundamentals of text-based...