Indian edtech giant Byju’s seeks to expand in overseas markets

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The pandemic has helped online learning firm Byju’s become a decacorn and it is now looking to expand in overseas markets. In India, it plans to introduce more subjects in multiple vernacular languages, along with a new mentoring programme to accelerate growth. The company has raised around $1 billion since January, reflecting the surge in investor interest in Indian edtech startups as remote learning replaced classrooms amid the lockdown, sending the valuation of the company to around $10.8 billion. In an interview, Divya Gokulnath, co-founder and director, Byju’s, spoke about the company’s future plans and the spurt in edtech. Edited excerpts:

Byju’s is now a decacorn and the most valuable edtech startup. What’s next?

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