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Indian edtech giant Byju’s to expand to international markets

Byju’s said on Thursday it will expand to international markets in the second half of next month as the Indian edtech giant, valued at over $13 billion, looks to accelerate its growth. The Indian edtech giant, which acquired 33-year-old tutor Aakash for nearly $1 billion earlier this week, plans to launch in the U.S., UK, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico next month and explore other geographies later this year, it told employees in an email today. The startup’s international business will be oversee...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Education, Mexico, India, Tech, Brazil, Byju, Byju's, Whitehat Jr, Karan Bajaj, UK Brazil Indonesia


Byju’s in talks to acquire US-based reading platform Epic

Byju’s is eying acquisition of a startup that could help the biggest e-learning Indian firm deepen its footprint in the U.S. The Indian startup is in talks to acquire online reading platform Epic, a startup that offers unlimited access to over 40,000 books, videos, and quizzes from more than 250 publishers to kids aged 12 or younger, two people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The deal values Epic at “significantly” over $300 million dollars, according to one person, who like the other ...
Tags: Apps, Education, California, India, US, Tech, Netflix, Epic, New Delhi, Sam, Osmo, Aakash, Walmart Target, Byju, Evolution Media, Byju's


Do Children Really Need To Learn To Code?

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: In India, parents are being aggressively sold the idea that their children must start coding at 4 or 5 or be future failures, prompting Neelesh Misra [a writer, audio storyteller, and founder of a media and organic products company] to ask Do Children Really Need to Learn to Code? [Alternate URL here] In a New York Times Opinion piece that's sparked 1,000+ comments, Misra writes that "Aggressive campaigns pushing Indian parents and schools to embrace codi...
Tags: India, Tech, United States, Slashdot, Misra, New York Times Opinion, Neelesh Misra, Whitehat Jr


Unacademy raises funds from Tiger Global, Dragoneer Investment

Edtech platform Unacademy raised fresh investment from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer Investment Group, which took its valuation to $2 billion, the company announced in a press release on Wednesday. It did not reveal the exact amount of capital it raised in the round, but TechCrunch pegged the round to be between $75 million to $100 million. In September, Softbank had invested $150 million in the edtech platform. In February, the platform had raised $110 million from General Atlantic, Seq...
Tags: Travel, News, Education, Youtube, Softbank, Funding, US, Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Delhi High Court, Byju, Unacademy, Whitehat Jr, Aniruddha Malpani, BlackRock Sands Capital, Pradeep Poonia


Delhi HC restrains Malpani from making defamatory comments against WhiteHat Jr: Report

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restrained investor Aniruddha Malpani from making any defamatory comment and statements against WhiteHat Jr and its employees, Bar & Bench reported.  On Monday, Byju’s-owned WhiteHat Jr had managed to obtain a partial gag order from the Delhi High Court in a similar defamation case filed against Pradeep Poonia, who has been openly critical of the company’s practices and the resultant impact of children. Justice Mukta Gupta, who also ruled on the Poonia case, or...
Tags: Travel, News, Children, Youtube, US, Mumbai, Delhi High Court, Bhargava, Byju's, Mukta Gupta, Whitehat Jr, Aniruddha Malpani, Malpani, Karan Bajaj, Pradeep Poonia, Poonia


Indian Coding Startup WhiteHat Jr Sues Critics

Karan Bajaj, an Indian entrepreneur who teaches meditation and in his recent book invites others to live a life away from the noise, is going after the most vocal critics of his startup. From a report: Bajaj, founder of coding platform WhiteHat Jr, has filed a defamation case against Pradeep Poonia, an engineer who has publicly criticized the firm for its marketing tactics, the quality of the courses on the platform, and aggressive takedowns of such feedback. On Monday, WhiteHat Jr, filed a simi...
Tags: Google, India, America, Tech, Bajaj, Whitehat Jr, Aniruddha Malpani, Karan Bajaj, Pradeep Poonia, Poonia, Wolf Gupta, Indian Coding Startup


Delhi HC orders removal of tweets, video about WhiteHat Jr in defamation suit: Report

WhiteHat Jr. and its CEO Karan Bajaj have managed to secure a partial gag order from the Delhi High Court against Pradeep Poonia, who has been openly critical of the company and its practices. In response to a ₹20 lakh defamation suit filed by the Byju’s-owned company and Bajaj, the high court has restrained Poonia from a number of activities essentially, scutting any criticism that could amount to defamation.  Poonia will have to delete multiple tweets posted through September and October,...
Tags: Travel, News, Education, Children, Youtube, Delhi High Court, Mukul Rohatgi, Bajaj, Delhi HC, Byju's, Mukta Gupta, Whitehat Jr, Karan Bajaj, Pradeep Poonia, Poonia, Twitter YuTube Reddit LBRY


Byju’s-owned Indian startup WhiteHat Jr sues critics

Karan Bajaj, an Indian entrepreneur who teaches meditation and in his recent book invites others to live a life away from the noise, is going after the most vocal critics of his startup. Bajaj, founder of coding platform WhiteHat Jr, has filed a defamation case against Pradeep Poonia, an engineer who has publicly criticized the firm for its marketing tactics, the quality of the courses on the platform, and aggressive takedowns of such feedback. On Monday, WhiteHat Jr, filed a similar case agains...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, America, Tech, Edtech, Mary Meeker, Plaintiffs, Bajaj, Forbes India, Byju, Byju's, Whitehat Jr


WhiteHat Jr’s founder files $2.6M defamation suit against critic

Karan Bajaj, an Indian entrepreneur who teaches meditation and in his recent book invites others to live a life away from the noise, is going after the most vocal critic of his startup. Bajaj, founder of coding platform aimed at kids WhiteHat Jr, has filed a defamation case against Pradeep Poonia, an engineer who has publicly criticized the firm for its marketing tactics, the quality of the courses on the platform, and aggressive takedowns of such feedback. In the lawsuit — in which Bajaj is see...
Tags: Asia, India, Tech, Edtech, Bajaj, Byju's, Whitehat Jr, Karan Bajaj, Pradeep Poonia, Poonia


Naukri, 99acres see recovery in traffic and billings: InfoEdge Q2

Info Edge (India) Ltd. saw recovery across segments with traffic returning to Naukri and 99acres, its recruitment and real estate platforms, in the quarter ended September 30. Traffic returned to pre-COVID levels on both platforms. Naukri billings were back to 80% in the quarter. Billing: ₹249.5 crore, down by 17% YoY Revenue: ₹256.1 crore, down by 19.1%  Naukri Traffic returned to pre-Covid levels in Q2, witnessing a “solid recovery” in collections, from a 48% decline in corporate collec...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Healthcare, Earnings, Zomato, Bangalore, Oberoi, Sanjeev Bikhchandani, 99acres, Jeevansathi, Shiksha, Naukri, Hitesh Oberoi, Byju, Info Edge


Indian decacorn Byju’s CEO talks about future acquisitions, coronavirus, and international expansion

Since India enforced a lockdown across the country in late March, shutting schools and other public places, Bangalore-headquartered startup Byju’s has emerged as one of the quintessential platforms for school-going students in the world’s second largest internet market. It took the startup about four and a half years to amass 40 million students. Since the lockdown, its user base has ballooned to 65 million, its co-founder and chief executive Byju Raveendran said at Disrupt 2020 conference Tuesd...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Education, Ipo, India, Tech, Edtech, Bangalore, Disrupt, Australia New Zealand, Byju, Byju Raveendran, Byju's, Disrupt 2020, Whitehat Jr


As the world stays home, edtech’s Q2 venture totals rose sharply

My friend and colleague Natasha Mascarenhas has been reporting on the edtech beat quite a lot in 2020. So far reading her coverage, I’ve discovered that not only is edtech less dull than I anticipated, it’s actually somewhat interesting on a regular basis. This week, for example, India’s Byju bought WhiteHat Jr., another Indian edtech company, for $300 million. So what, you’re thinking, that’s just another startup deal? Yes, but it was an all-cash transaction, and White Hat Jr. was only 18 month...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Education, India, Tech, Edtech, Exchange, SVB, Silicon Valley Bank SVB, Market Analysis, Byju, The Exchange, Extra Crunch, Natasha Mascarenhas, Coronavirus


Byju’s acquires edtech startup WhiteHat Jr. for $300 million

Byju’s has acquired Mumbai-based edtech startup WhiteHat Jr. for $300 million. WhiteHat Jr. offers online coding classes to students in India and the US, and was founded just 18 months ago, in November 2018. This makes it the fastest exit story at this size in the Indian startup ecosystem, according to TechCrunch. In a statement, Byju’s said that this acquisition will also help it in its US expansion plans. WhiteHat Jr. had raised $10 million from Nexus Venture Partners, Omidyar Networks and Owl...
Tags: Travel, News, Education, India, US, New Zealand, Mumbai, Karan, Owl Ventures, Byju, Byju Raveendran, Byju's, Whitehat Jr, Canada UK Australia, Nexus Venture Partners Omidyar Networks, Karan Bajaj


India’s Byju’s acquires WhiteHat Jr. for $300 million

Byju’s has acquired edtech startup WhiteHat Jr. for $300 million as the Indian online learning giant looks to expand its dominant reach in the country. The all-cash deal makes 18-month-old Mumbai-headquartered WhiteHat Jr., which offers online coding classes to school-going students, the fastest exit story of this size in Indian startup ecosystem. WhiteHat Jr., which had raised about $11 million from Omidyar Network and Nexus Venture Partners, has achieved a revenue run rate of $150 million. It ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Facebook, Asia, India, US, Tech, New Zealand, Mumbai, Blume Ventures, Osmo, Karan, Bajaj, Vedantu, Byju, Byju's


Facebook-backed Unacademy acquires PrepLadder for $50 million

Indian online learning platform Unacademy said on Tuesday it has acquired Chandigarh-based startup PrepLadder for $50 million as the Facebook-backed edtech giant scouts for deals to expand its presence in the country. PrepLadder, which employs about 150 people, offers courses aimed at medical students. The two-year-old startup, which never raised any capital from external investors, has more than 80,000 subscribers, said PrepLadder co-founder Deepanshu Goyal. “Unacademy and PrepLadder are wor...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, Youtube, India, Tech, Economic Times, Chandigarh, Gaurav Munjal, Byju, Munjal, Unacademy, Deepanshu Goyal Unacademy, Whitehat Jr