Former Google, Intuit execs back edtech startup AttainU

Supriya Roy

Bengaluru-based e-learning platform AttainU has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from former Google India head Shailesh ....

16 September, 2019

Listen: Zomato, Swiggy meet NRAI; Premji sells Wipro shares; AWS and edtech startups

Shweta Sharma & Payal Ganguly & Anirban Ghoshal

In this episode of TechThisWeek #TTW we talk about Zomato and Swiggy and their bid to find a middle ground with restaurant owners, ....

13 September, 2019
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Listen: Pankaj Makkar and Pranjal Kumar on Bertelsmann’s long-term bet on Indian startups

Payal Ganguly

With a portfolio of 14 companies and limited partner interests in three venture capital funds, Bertelsmann India Investments (BII) ....

11 September, 2019

Omidyar, Nexus lead $10 mn Series A in edtech startup WhiteHat Jr

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Mumbai-based education technology startup WhiteHat Jr raised $10 million in a Series A funding round led by existing investors ....

10 September, 2019

EdStart to work with PEs, VCs, co-working spaces to drive value for edtech startups: Vincent Quah, AWS

Anirban Ghoshal

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jeff Bezos led ecommerce giant Amazon’s cloud computing arm, is looking to tap into venture capital ....

9 September, 2019

Bertelsmann to fund 15k AI, cloud scholarships on edtech platform Udacity

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Germany-based media, services and education conglomerate Bertelsmann will fund 15,000 scholarships in artificial intelligence ....

6 September, 2019
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Edtech platform Unacademy ropes in Karan Shroff as VP Marketing

Shweta Sharma

Bengaluru-based edtech platform Unacademy has hired Karan Shroff as vice president, marketing. Shroff will be responsible ....

6 September, 2019

Exfinity Ventures leads $5 mn Pre-Series A in edtech startup 3rdFlix

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Hyderabad-based edtech startup 3rdFlix, which offers visually-interactive educational content, has raised $5 million in a pre-Series ....

5 September, 2019

Tiger Global, Westbridge lead $42 mn Series C in edtech platform Vedantu

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Bengaluru-based online tutoring startup Vedantu has raised $42 million in a Series C round led by existing investor Tiger Global ....

30 August, 2019

Google, MIEB partner to bring digital learning to Marathi-medium schools

Team TC

More than 80 Marathi-medium schools will soon have access to applications such as Google Classroom and Google Suite as part of ....

7 August, 2019
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Gray Matters invests in career counselling platform iDreamCareer

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

US-based impact investment firm Gray Matters Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in  Delhi-based career counselling ....

7 August, 2019

Naspers leads $30 mn Series C round for Brainly

Payal Ganguly

Peer-to-peer learning community Brainly has raised $30 million (Rs 207 crore at the current exchange rate) in a funding round ....

26 July, 2019

Chiratae leads $7 mn Series A in AR-enabled toymaker PlayShifu

Om Athavale

India and US-based PlayShifu, which creates augmented reality-enabled interactive educational games for children, has raised $7 ....

25 July, 2019

ByteDance to back local content firms; Facebook may be able to launch WhatsApp Pay soon

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

TikTok owner ByteDance is scouting investment in local content platforms to capture newer audiences, while Amazon has made a soft ....

17 July, 2019

Edtech platform Unacademy announces ESOP buyback

Om Athavale

In an uncharacteristic move, four-year old Bengaluru-based edtech platform Unacademy has announced plans to buy back around 30% ....

15 July, 2019

CollegeDekho buys local firm to boost global university admissions services

Tanmay Tiwary

CollegeDekho, an online platform that connects students with colleges and universities, has acquired Scholarship Facilitation ....

15 July, 2019

Funding Roundup: Edtech, B2B platforms shine in a moderate week for startup funding

Om Athavale

Byju’s, the ed-tech unicorn owned by Bengaluru-based Think and Learn Private Limited, shored up the  startup funding ....

12 July, 2019

Exclusive: Edtech unicorn Byju’s to raise $150mn, valuation to cross $5bn

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Edtech unicorn Byju’s, run by Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd, is raising another $150 million (Rs 1,035 crore at current rate) ....

9 July, 2019

upGrad acqui-hires online community platform CohortPlus

Tanmay Tiwary

Professional education startup upGrad has acqui-hired CohortPlus, an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. “With ....

4 July, 2019

Stellaris Venture, others invest $2.2 mn in education financing platform Propelld

Tanmay Tiwary

Bengaluru-based Propelld, a student education financing platform, has raised Rs 15 crore ($2.2 million at current exchange rate) ....

2 July, 2019

Exclusive: Professional skilling platform Caymus Tech gets angel funding

Shweta Sharma

Caymus Technology Ventures Pvt. Ltd, which offers a skilling platform for graduates and experienced professionals, has raised ....

1 July, 2019