India Edtech Platform BYJU’S Raises $500M Led by Silver Lake at $10.8B Valuation

India Edtech Platform BYJU’S Raises 0M Led by Silver Lake at .8B Valuation

Bengaluru-based edtech platform BYJU’S on Friday said that it has raised a new round of funding led by Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm. A person familiar with the matter told YourStory that the current valuation of BYJU’S after this fundraise stands at $10.8 billion and the company has raised a total of $500 million in this round.

Existing investors Tiger Global, General Atlantic and Owl Ventures also participated in this round.

Since the lockdown, BYJU’S claims that over 20 million new students have started learning from its platform for free. Today, the app has over 64 million registered students and 4.2 million annual paid subscriptions. BYJU’S had doubled its revenue from Rs 1,430 crore to Rs 2,800 crore in FY19-20.

In June, BYJU’S announced that it had raised funds from global technology investment firm BOND at a $10.5 billion valuation but had not disclosed the amount raised. In February, the company received about $200 million in funding from General Atlantic. Last month, the firm also secured about Rs 909 crore in funding from billionaire Yuri Milner-led DST Global, according to regulatory documents.

Over the last few months, BYJU’S has also entered the after-school learning space with the launch of BYJU’S Classes, a comprehensive online tutoring programme. In response to the closure of schools due to the ongoing pandemic, the company had made content on its learning app free for all students.

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