Byju Ravindran: coaching teacher to becoming a billionaire

Byju Ravindran: The journey from coaching teacher to becoming a billionaire changed the game of startup-


There are very few people who made a distinct identity at an early age and became an example for the world. One such person is the modern teacher Byju Raveendran. 41-year-old Baiju has not only helped to educate crores of students all over the world with his skill, but through this he has also achieved a new position in the world of business. Recently his startup Byju’s has bought Aakash Educational Services for Rs 7300 crore. This is the largest acquisition ever by Byju’s.

Baiju Ravindran, who hails from village Azhikode in Kannur district, Kerala, started his early education at Malayalam Medium School in Azhikode, where his father and mother were teachers. Initially, he was also very interested in sports apart from studies. After graduation, Baiju started his job as an engineer. He was an engineer with a UK shipping company. At the same time, when he came to India on holiday, he helped some of his friends to prepare for the entrance exam of IIMs. Ravindran himself gave the IIM Entrance Test and scored 100 percentile, then Baiju felt that someone got hooked. Ravindran then gave the IIM entrance test and scored 100 percentile. But he decided to start a coaching class by not joining IIM. In 2005, Byju left the job and started coaching. It is from here that the journey of Byju became a successful businessman.

Ravindran started by coaching small groups of students. After that, the number of his students continued to increase. Shifted from small room to big room. Then he started teaching in the big auditorium, seeing the growing students. Once the students became so much that they had to teach in the stadium. In the short period between 2006 and 2011, the number of Biju students increased from 40 to 1,000.

Startup started in 2011:-

Byju started the Coaching Class with little investment. He also used to go to other cities and take coaching classes. Later he thought why not stay in one place and reach all his students. He started an online video-based learning program for CAT in 2009. In 2011, he launched Think & Learn Startup. It is the parent company of Byju’s.

Byju’s-The Learning App in 2015:-

In 2015 he launched his flagship product Byju’s – The Learning App. This proved to be a gamechanger for him. This app also became popular among the increasing popularity of smartphones. So much so that Rabindran became a billionaire in just 7 years. The company provides online educational content. Some content is free, but fees have to be paid for the advance level. Byju’s had 6.4 crore subscribers as of September 2020.Its users are growing very fast. Ravindran once said that I want to do this kind of work for the education system of the country as Disney has done for entertainment.

Byju Ravindran once said that children will like Simba if they start learning through the app. He taught Math and English to students of One Class through Simba of The Lion King, Anna of Frozen, like Disney in his app. His app also has animated videos, games and stories. Byju’s provides online learning classes for children from kindergarten to 12th grade. Apart from this, it also provides training for entrance test of engineering college, medical college and civil services.

Also found in Fortune’s ’40 Under 40′ list:-

Fortune Magazine also included Biju Ravindran in the Global 40-under-40 Technology List 2020 in September 2020. Ravindran’s total assets at that time were Rs 17695 crore. About Biju Raveendran, Fortune said that they have shown to the world that it is possible to build a successful online education company on a large scale. Byju Ravindran was 46th on Forbes’ India’s Richest 2020 list in July 2020, with a wealth of $ 3.05 billion, along with his wife Divya Gokulnath and family. In the same list, during the year 2019, Biju Ravindran, his wife Divya Gokulnath and family made a place with assets of $ 1.9 billion.

Largest Education Technology Company:-

Byju’s has become India’s largest education technology company. It is helping millions of students to prepare and study for the most important examinations. By September 2020, Byju’s had raised more than $ 1 billion in funding and had become a $ 10 billion company. Byju’s revenue had doubled to $ 2800 million in FY 2019-20.


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