EdTech startups of India
There are 3,651 EdTech startups in India. Here is a list of the 5 most exciting ones.
Byju’s Classes provides coaching for competitive entrance exams like IIT-JEE, CAT, UPSC, GMAT, GRE, Engineering/Medical, and supplement courses for grades 6-12. The company is also offering online courses and tablet classes with multi-test and assessment solutions, personal feedback, and in-depth analysis. The online courses are targeted at K-12 students. Won various awards like CRISIL Emerging India Award and Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award. Available for Android and iOS platforms.
Location: Bangalore (India)
Total Funding: USD 775M
Investors: CPP Investment Board, Naspers, General Atlantic, and 14 Other.
Next Education is a K-12 focused technology-based education solutions firm. Its leading products include TeachNext, LearnNext, MathsLab, ScienceLab, and English Lab which are used in over 6000+ schools across the country. Next Education products are mapped to cover CBSE, ICSE, and 23 state boards in 8 major Indian languages. Its technology platforms are based on Linux and open-source. Few of its technological advancements include 2D and 3D graphics, voice-overs, interactive content of international standards, clear sound, and innovative course design easily accessible via an inbuilt IR remote. As of March 2014, Raised around $60M in funding from the HNIs, Anurag Dixit, Deependra Bhartari, Kedar Choudhary, and Raveendranath Kamath. Acquired InOpen Technologies in Feb 2016.
Location: Hyderabad (India)
Total Funding: USD 60M
Investors: Hari Sharan Dikshit, Soma Pujari, Anurag Dixit
Extramarks is an Ed-tech company offering tech-based smart study packs to schools to replace traditional classroom education delivery. It provides a repository of animated educational content which helps in collaborative in-class learning for both students and teachers. Curriculum management, student progress tracking, test preparation modules for respective boards, and standard of education are few of the offerings. It also provides test prep for SAT and TOEFL.
Location: Noida (India)
Total Funding: USD 43M
Investors: Reliance Industries, Cleave global, Alok Tandon and 5 Other Investors
Unacademy is an online learning marketplace for courses. This company enables educators to create video courses of not more than 10 minutes on its platform. Courses are offered for test preparation, academic subjects, language learning, and more. Educators are selected on the basis of experience and an interview. Available for Android and iOS platforms.
Location: Bangalore (India)
Total Funding: USD 39M
Investors: Sequoia Capital, SAIF Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, and 33 Other.
MeritNation caters to the learning needs of students for classes I – XII for CBSE, ICSE, and leading state boards. Its resources range from study material & tests to proficiency tests & olympiad packs. It launched ‘Live’ offering for preparing class 6-12 students for competitive entrance exams like JEE, AIPMT, etc. The offering tracks every student’s progress and displays personalized recommendations along with analytical data reports to point out strength and improvement areas. It launched a pilot for offline digital learning franchisee with Gurgaon in 2012 and later launched four more in Jaipur. Reported to be launching six offline digital learning franchisees starting with Chandigarh and Lucknow in Feb 2015. Meritnation will share 30% of each franchisee’s revenue.
Location: Delhi (India)
Total Funding: USD 24M
Investors: Info Edge, Vivek Khare