Byju Raveendran

Think and Learn (BYJU’S)

Byju Raveendran
Challenging age-old K-12 learning delivery traditions

Byju Raveendran is the Founder and CEO of BYJU’S, India’s most valuable ed-tech start-up with an annual turnover of over INR 2,800 crores. BYJU’S was started with the focus to make quality education accessible and to help students become active and better learners.     

Born in Azhikode, Kerala to parents who were teachers, Byju was a self-learner from a young age and developed different learning methods to understand concepts better. As an avid sportsperson, Byju believes that children can learn a lot more outside the classroom by playing multiple games. This laid the foundation for BYJU’S creating personalized learning programs that would adapt to every student’s learning style and pattern.      

In 2009, BYJU’S launched CAT classes through VSAT. This was the first time technology was used as an enabler and helped the company scale up and reach multiple centres across the country. Subsequently, in 2011, Think & Learn Pvt Ltd (The parent company of BYJU’S) was founded with focus on K-12 education. Byju started working on creating high-quality and engaging video content for their flagship product - BYJU’S - The Learning App, which was rolled out in August 2015.

BYJU’S has seen great adoption across geographies. With 80 million students learning from the app and 5.5 million annual paid subscribers, it is the most preferred K-12 learning app today. The company continues to grow with acquisitions such as Osmo and WhiteHat Jr.