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Unacademy elevates Vivek Sinha to COO

Unacademy elevates Vivek Sinha to COO
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2 Jul, 2021

Edtech unicorn Unacademy has elevated Vivek Sinha to chief operating officer (COO). In his new role, Sinha will lead the business verticals of test preparation, K-12, and careers.

As COO, he will additionally be responsible for central capability functions such as inside sales, business development, business operations, content and academics, and user growth. 

Sinha joined Unacademy in September 2020 as the senior vice president of the test preparation business. 
 
Earlier, he held leadership positions in companies across consumer internet, fintech, and real estate. He holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business and has over a decade of work experience. Sinha has previously worked with companies like Oyo, MobiKwik, Reliance Energy etc.

Founded by Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, and Roman Saini in 2015, Bengaluru-based Unacademy launched a Rs 100 crore grant for online educators, influencers last month.

The company claims to have a network of 50,000 plus registered educators and over 49 million learners. Unacademy Group consists of Unacademy, PrepLadder, Mastree, CodeChef, Graphy, and Relevel. The company is backed by Tiger Global, Dragoneer Investment Group, SoftBank, Facebook, General Atlantic, and Sequoia India.

In February, Unacademy acquired a majority stake in Pilani Experts Technology Labs-owned professional networking and consulting platform TapChief. 

In the heavily edtech funded space, Unacademy competes with the likes of Byju’s, Vedantu, upGard, Eruditus among others.