Byju's turns profitable as millions pay for its classes
- Edtech unicorn Byju’s has turned profitable in 8 years.
- The startup has reported a revenue of ₹14.3 billion for FY18-19.
- It’s online paid user base now stands at 2.4 million.
However, these swollen revenues come at the back of increase in its paid user base, which now stands at 2.4 million. This number has doubled from last year, when it stood at 1.26 million in June 2018.
“The growth in revenue was fuelled by deeper penetration across India and significant growth in the number of paid subscribers,” said the company’s statement. While it has never officially reported it, Byju’s has reached breakeven last year, within eight years of its existence.
Byju’s last reported valuation was at $5 billion after it raised funding of ₹214 crores (MILLION) in March 2019. The investment came from NY-based General Atlantic and Chinese VC firm Tencent.
The eight-year old startup was founded by a teacher named Byju Raveendran. Over the years, the startup has steadily gained popularity and had even signed bigwigs like Bollywood’s Shah Rukh Khan and Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu as brand ambassadors.
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