A Path Breaking Pioneer – Byju Raveendran


Byju’s is India’s most recognised Indian brand that has made its presence felt not only in the country but all over the world. The founder, Byju Raveendran is a trailblazer in the world of entrepreneurship who had humble beginnings and later took on and made his company – India’s only edtech unicorn. Here is his story.

Byju’s Journey from Humble Beginnings To Soaring Success

  • Teacher-turned-entrepreneur Byju Raveendran started his journey in the coastal village of Azhikode in Kerala. 
  • He went to a Malayalam medium government school where both of his parents were teachers.
  • Then he went on to study mechanical engineering and later started working as an engineer with a Singapore-based shipping company. 
  • During his trips back home, he started helping his friends prepare for the CAT (Common Admission Test).
  • Byju himself took the entrance test twice and scored 100 percentile on both occasions and got interview calls from the prestigious IIMs. 
  • In 2005, Byju quit his job and started teaching MBA aspirants. 
  • His popularity as a teacher soared and in 2011, he launched his company Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd. (Parent company of Byju’s).
  • In 2015, the startup launched its elearning app that offered personalized learning programmes for students.
  • Soon Byju’s snowballed into a multibillion-dollar behemoth.

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