Kyna is a Vietnam – based e-learning startup. It was co-founded in 2013 by Ho Hong Bao Tram, Minh Nguyen, and Nguyen Tan Hieu.
Kyna offers numerous courses on its website like business management, digital marketing, Microsoft Office, accounting, graphics design, IT and programming, foreign languages, HR resource development, personal development, art courses and even courses on how to raise a baby!
One needs to select the desired course and pay the fees online to take it. After completion of the course (after passing all the online tests), one is awarded a certificate for the course via email. The certificate has lifetime validity. The online courses in Kyna.vn have enabled thousands of people to find suitable jobs. It has also revolutionized the way students study for exams. It would not be an overstatement to say that Kyna.vn is one of the most useful and sought-after websites in Vietnam. Kyna employs around 100 people. The online courses also enable people to learn the courses faster than they would by just reading related books. It has been scientifically proven that a person learns things faster by watching related videos than he or she would by reading related books as reading books involves a lot of brain processing power, which can be slow. One can also learn various courses at the comfort of one’s home through kyna.vn. There is no need to go to various tuition centers to learn them. This can save a person a lot of time and effort.
On January 30th, 2019, Kyna secured US $50 million in a seed round of funding from the VC firm, CyberAgent Ventures. Another VC firm called SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund (SWOF) also participated in that round of funding. The startup will use the massive funds to host up to 1000 online courses on its website! Kyna is an abbreviation of “Ky Nang”, which means skills in Vietnamese.
Each online course in Kyna.vn lasts for 1 to 5 hours and is broken down into shorter videos spanning 10 to 15 minutes. This startup has revolutionized the way Vietnamese people learn and work.