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Byju's trumps rivals as Covid-19 fast-tracks ed-tech growth in India

Lockdown saw huge rise in the number of page views, new users

Online education, ed-tech
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Analysts say the ed-tech start-up has profited hugely from the lockdown when students were forced to stay home and study online

Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Some businesses are clearly burning bright despite the pandemic. Byju’s, India’s foremost ed-tech brand, saw the number of views on its website zoom from 14.37 million in March 2020 to 21.93 million in May. It’s a staggering 52 per cent increase (based on the data from SimilarWeb) and the key reason why  Silicon Valley’s Mary Meeker-backed Bond Capital might  invest in the company at a valuation of $10.5 billion.
 
Paytm is the only other start-up in India to command a valuation of more than $10 billion.


 
Analysts say the ed-tech start-up has profited hugely from the

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First Published: Jun 28 2020 | 12:31 AM IST

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