NSE Academy Limited names ALPHABETA certified partner for its online courses

ALPHABETA’s immersive mobile app-based course in Equity Portfolio Management pioneers a revolutionary change in the teaching of finance

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Mumbai/Chennai, November 21st, 2017: The NSE Academy Limited (NAL) a wholly owned subsidiary of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSEIL), has named ALPHABETA INC as a certified partner for online education. NAL currently offers certificate programs in extensive finance subjects in collaboration with select educational and financial institutions.  Starting with a certificate course in Equity Portfolio Management, ALPHABETA will grow its offerings and will progressively deploy its courses to enhance the NAL product offerings.

ALPHABETA is NAL’s choice due to the revolutionary nature of its inclusive pedagogical approach using an “active learning space” which makes the complex concepts of finance intuitively simpler for learners from diverse backgrounds who may lack the mathematics training that has traditionally been a prerequisite. The proprietary app (available on iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Windows) is targeted at graduate, undergraduate and high school students, investment managers, traders and wealth managers.

Kirthi Ramakrishnan, President of ALPHABETA, said “The partnership with the NAL is a major validation of ALPHABETA’s revolutionary pedagogy using data visualization and exploratory learning in a mobile-first, data-intensive, next-generation app environment. We believe that we are at the forefront of a generational shift in the teaching of finance aligned with the irreversible trends of democratization of investing opportunities and investing knowledge.  Even as the platform becomes part of the core curriculum in top business schools around the world, it is institutions like NAL that will truly bring financial inclusion through mass adoption by the wider population and we are proud to be part of that solution.”

Mr. Ravi Varanasi, CEO NSE Academy Limited, said, “The adoption of innovative learning methodologies has always been a priority at the NSE Academy Limited. As smart phone penetration increases, the interactive learning on mobile applications will enable imparting education on anywhere and anytime basis extending the barriers of reach and time. We are very excited to introduce this new concept with ALPHABETA, and believe that the immersive learning experience of the platform will revolutionize the learning of complex financial concepts.


ALPHABETA (www.alphabeta.io) is the first platform to use true visual collaboration to bring together students, practitioners, and consumers in financial markets through unique immersive user experiences with a common vocabulary. ALPHABETA Guide is mobile investments lab with active learning through data visualization and game-based exploration. ALPHABETA Leagueis a global real time portfolio management competition to connect high performers to leading asset and wealth managers. ALPHABETA Sandbox is a complete touch screen based modelling environment for analysts to crowdsource investment strategies. ALPHABETA Assistant connects wealth advisors to analyst strategies while providing the most compelling user experience to their clients.

With multiple releases of the Guide and the impending launches of the League, the Sandbox, and the Assistant over the next year, ALPHABETA represents the first manifestation of technologies set to transform the industry. The company is in active research with the latest technologies to engage the wider population through the continued leverage of voice recognition, interactive screens and augmented reality environments in public spaces.

The company was launched in 2014 by TOPXIGHT LABS (www.topxight.com), a New York based software lab and incubation studio, with a wholly owned subsidiary in Chennai, and New York based Valmiki Capital Management as the lead institutional investor. Founded by Kirthi Ramakrishnan and Siva Visveswaran, TOPXIGHT combines design and engineering to weave emerging technologies into foundational themes – visual collaboration, active learning spaces, indie-Commerce, augmented intelligence – into tangible and adoptable IP to create companies to transform various industries supported by deep business and domain expertise. The partnership with Valmiki Capital LP, the lead investor in all TOPXIGHT companies, gives investors access to early stage companies with low blind pool risk, mature corporate governance, and clear stakeholder alignment.

About NSE Academy Limited:

NSE Academy Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary by National Stock Exchange of India Limited to promote and spread financial literacy as necessary life skill. In today’s day and age, financial literacy is no longer an option, it is a necessity. Planning one’s future is synonymous with planning one’s goals. NSE’s educational initiatives help school children learn the value of investing, college students test drive the securities markets before they choose it as a career and young adults earn a certification for a career as a market professional. From pioneering the online testing platform for financial markets in India in 1998 to hosting India’s first ever finance quiz for school children on television in 2012, NSE has constantly innovated its education template. This has resulted in improving the financial well-being of people at large in society. NSE Academy has so far facilitated around 4.8 million individuals become financially smarter through its various initiatives.