SmartOn Partners

SmartOn worked with some of the best and reputed educational organizations, corporates and investors. Scroll below to know more about the stakeholders.


Pearl Live, the online education initiative of Pearl Academy, offers professional certificate programs that will create value for working professionals and entrepreneurs in the creative industries. The courses have been developed with a focus on industry trends and relevance to the learner.

Pearl Academy is a globally renowned institution of higher learning with a focus on internationalism, entrepreneurship and employability, catering to the needs of the design, fashion and business industries for over 20 years. SmartOn was the online education partner for Pearl Academy.

Link to Pearl Academy website.

Strategic Partners

The New York Institute of Art and Design is the premier online school for creative professionals. SmartOn offer a variety of courses in the creative arts, from interior design to wedding planning, jewelry design and writing for students all over the world. Based in the capital of the art world, New York City, NYIAD allows students anywhere to pursue their passion and start a new career.

SmartOn partnered with NYIAD for courseware collaboration.

Link to The New York Institute of Art and Design website.

Shopify is one of the most successful and widely used e-commerce companies in the world. With more than 120,000 users in over 100 countries, Shopify powers online businesses across the world.

SmartOn partnered with Shopify to create e-commerce educational programs.

Link to Shopify website.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. The firm has more than 155,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 155 countries worldwide.

SmartOn partnered with KPMG for courseware development.

Link to KPMG website.

Naukri is India’s # 1 recruitment and job site.

SmartOn partnered with Naukri to offer career oriented courses to young professionals.

Link to Naukri website.


Kaplan is one of the world’s largest educational groups and a global leader with Higher Education, Test Prep and International divisions. Kaplan has operations in over 25 countries and more than 1 million students use Kaplan every year.

Kaplan was one of the early stage investors in SmartOn.

Link to Kaplan website.

Techstars is one of the world’s best startup accelerators. Techstars works with some of the best and most promising start-ups by providing capital, intensive mentorship and an amazing network of global mentors.

Techstars was one of the early stage investors in SmartOn.

Link to Techstars website.