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
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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
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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

Ed-tech startup iChamp gets pre-Series A cheque

Kavya Kothiyal

Quiz-based learning edtech startup iChamp said it has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A funding round led by Raju ....

26 March, 2019

Byju’s valuation crosses $5 bn with funding from General Atlantic, Tencent

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ed-tech unicorn Byju’s, owned by Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd, has raised $31.3 million (Rs 215 crore at current exchange ....

22 March, 2019
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Online education marketplace Udemy sets up Gurugram office to deepen India operations

Binu Paul

Online learning marketplace Udemy, Inc. has established an employee hub in Gurugram as the San Francisco-headquartered firm looks ....

18 March, 2019

Gray Matters Capital picks 6 Indian startups for ed-tech accelerator’s new cohort

Shweta Sharma

US-based impact investment firm Gray Matters Capital has selected six Indian startups for the second cohort of its education-focussed ....

13 March, 2019

Ed-tech unicorn Byju’s raises fresh funding at nearly $4 bn valuation

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Ed-tech unicorn Byju’s, run by Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd, has raised $4.76 million (Rs 33.2 crore at current exchange rates) ....

11 March, 2019

Salesforce launches gamified training platform MyTrailhead

Vignesh Ananthraj

US sales and marketing software company Salesforce has announced the general availability of MyTrailhead, an online gamified platform ....

8 March, 2019

Ed-tech startup for pre-schoolers Bulbul raises funding

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Hyderabad- and US-based Bulbul Inc., which develops learning apps for pre-school kids, has raised Rs 3.5 crore ($500,000) in a ....

27 February, 2019

Meet the four Indian companies selected for Y Combinator’s winter 2019 batch

Shweta Sharma

US startup incubator Y Combinator has chosen for its winter batch this year four Indian companies dealing in robotics, e-commerce, ....

27 February, 2019

Kutuki and Simyog Tech secure funding; XSEED snaps up Report Bee

Payal Ganguly

Kutuki, an early learning content platform for pre-school children, has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-seed round from ....

29 January, 2019

Ed-tech startup IndigoLearn raises follow-on angel funding

Shweta Sharma

Hyderabad-based ed-tech startup IndigoLearn said it has raised $135,000 (Rs 96 lakh at current exchange rate) in a follow-on round ....

18 January, 2019

Byju’s buys AR-based learning platform Osmo for $120 mn

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

Weeks after securing more than half-a-billion dollars in fresh capital, ed-tech unicorn Byju’s has acquired US-based ....

16 January, 2019

Higher education platform Leverage Edu raises pre-Series A funding

Payal Ganguly

Higher-education and career-growth platform Leverage Edu said it has raised over$1 million (Rs 7 crore) in its pre-Series A round ....

15 January, 2019

Ed-tech firm Eruditus secures $40 mn in Series C round

Debjyoti Roy

Eruditus Learning Solutions Pte Ltd, which offers executive learning programmes globally, has raised $40 million (Rs 282 crore) ....

10 January, 2019