The world’s most valued edtech startup, the $16.5 billion Byju’s, has been buying one startup after another.

Aug 7, 2021


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​Byju’s has already acquired 7 startups in 2021 so far

That’s an average of one acquisition every month.

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Whodat | Amount: Undisclosed | Month: August

Whodat is an augmented reality (AR) startup that helps developers create immersive apps, products and experiences.

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Great Learning | Amount: $600 million | Month: July

Great Learning is an upskilling platform that has over 1.5 million learners over 170 countries.

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Epic | Amount: $500 million | Month: July

Epic is a US-based digital reading platform that focuses on kids under the age of 12. It claims to have over 50 million students and 2 million teachers on the platform.

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Aakash Educational Services | Amount: $1 billion | Month: April

Aakash Educational Services is a network of 200 coaching institutes bought for $1 billion in April 2021.

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More to be announced

Byju’s is also said to have secretly acquired several other companies this year. These are the acquisitions that haven’t been announced yet

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Like Byju’s, Toppr offers online courses for class 5-12. It also offers courses for competitive exams like JEE, NEET and more. The deal is yet to be announced officially, but Byju’s has filed regulatory paperwork for this.

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HashLearn is a mobile tutoring app that offers coaching for competitive exams like JEE and NEET.

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Scholr provides video solutions for Class 6 to 10 students to solve doubts across subjects including Maths, Physics, Chemistry. Biology.

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Another one incoming

Media reports suggest that Byju’s is in talks to acquire seven-year-old Vendatu for $700-800 million. The duo are reportedly in advanced stages of talks.

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