A startup is a company or a business idea that initiated by individual founders or entrepreneurs to search for a problem solving and repeatable business model. The concept of startups and entrepreneurship are similar. Entrepreneurship refers to all new businesses, that includes self-employment and businesses that never intend to grow big or become registered.
Nowadays our young generation kids are dreamed of to be an Entrepreneur with innovative business ideas. In India, there are thousands of startups registered every year but a few get success in the competitive market only because of insufficient amount of funding. To increase the number of startups or to reduce the failure rate the Indian government has announced a startup scheme for young entrepreneurs, that will give funding to the new startups with new and problem-solving business ideas.
There are several types of startups available in India i.e technology startups, social startups, life-style startups, educational startups etc. Here we will discuss educational startups in India although there are around 50+ education startups we will show you the top 10 best education startups with the most number of users or students favourites.
Byju’s is a learning application and is the common brand name for Think and Learn Private Ltd. It is a Bangalore based education technology giving online tutoring founded in the year 2011 by Byju Ravindran. In March 2019, it was the world’s most valued educational technology company with $5.4 billion (₹37,000 crore).
Byju’s provides educational contents to school students from class 1 to 12, it also trains students for various competitive exams in India such as IIT-JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS as well as for international level examinations. They mainly focus on mathematics and science and they mainly provide their service through a mobile app named Byju’s- the learning app which was launched in 2015.
In July 2019 Byju’s acquired Indian cricket team jersey.
Unacademy is an education startup in India based in Bangalore which was started in 2015 by Gaurav Munjal, Roman Saini and Hemesh Singh. it provides a platform for online education in India. Unacademy headquarters is in Delhi. It provides online video for students for preparing various competitive exams as well as primary to secondary students.
Students can choose their mentors by whom they want to learn and the mentors are highly qualified and cleared many competitive exams also having teaching experience. Unacademy is highly recommended by users or students who have got the experience of learning through Unacademy. its valuation is nearly $4 billion worldwide.
Testbook is an online platform that provides educational contents and tests for students as well as job aspirants. Testbook/Testbook education solutions Private Ltd. was founded in 2013 by Narendra Agarwal, Praveen Agarwal, Manoj Munna and more, testbook has got total funding of $4.3 million. Testbook is India’s No. 1 government examination preparation site, it mainly prepares students for govt exams like SSC, Banking, Railways, Postal Service, IAS etc. It prepares with daily tests for all available exams and these tests are also available in Hindi, it provides it services through mobile app as well as website.
NIIT is a global learning educational startup founded in 1981 as the National Institute of Information Technology. NIIT was founded by Rajendra S. Pawar and Vijay k. Thadani having its headquarters at Gurugram, India. NIIT mainly focuses on corporate training, vocational training for service sectors and education and training in schools.NIIT’s has a high company value around the world of $150 million (₹1000 crores) and the company has thousands of branches in all most all cities of India.
Toppr is also an educational technology startup based in Mumbai India founded by veteran entrepreneurs Zishaan Hayath and Hemanth Goteti which provides online classes, Mock tests, Live doubts and Live classes for students to understand better. They provide an online education platform for school students as well as college students and also prepare students for various examinations. Company has almost a large number of branches across 19 locations and Top has total funding of $65 million.
Vedantu is an ed-tech startup that creates a market place for teachers to teach through online videos.it was founded in 2011 based in Bangalore India. It prepares students through online tests for all type of competitive exams. It provides Live tutoring website with best teachers for CBSE, ICSE, NTSE, IIT-JEE etc. This organization is run by four friends from IIT’s Vamsi Krishna, Pulkit Jain, Saurabh Saxena, Anand Prakash. Total funding of vedantu is nearly $16.6 Million.
7. CAREER GUIDE
Career Guide is a publication or an organization that provides guidance to people facing a variety of career challenges. careerguide.com is India’s No. 1 Career counselling platform. it is founded by Surabhi Dewar. Career guide provides free counselling for school students as well as for college students and highly help them to make the right choice towards their career.
Cuemath is an education technology startup based in Delhi, India founded by Manan Khurma in 2013. Cuemath offers an educational platform for women to run home-based learning centres for students from LKG to class 8 and it is the fastest-growing maths learning centres in India. Cuemath focuses on mathematics how students can easily practice and learn maths. Cuemaths has raised total funding of nearly $19 million.
Onlinetyari is India’s leading online education platform providing complete solutions for competitive exams to prepare online helps students to prepare for govt jobs like SSC, Railways, Banking, etc and competitive exams, it provides online Mock tests, current affairs for students. You can take their service by downloading their mobile application from Goole Play Store. Vipin Agarwal is the Co-founder and CEO of Onlinetyari.
Edukart is an Indian ed-tech or higher education enrollment platform that provides national and international courses or programs such as MBA, MCA, MA, MSc, BBA etc. They offer distance learning as well as online learning facilities. Ishan Gupta is the founder and CEO of Edukart. Edukart has raised a total funding amount of $2 million.
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