Byju Raveendran

Founder & CEO


Byju Raveendran is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the world’s leading edtech company and India’s most valuable startup, BYJU’S, which he co-founded with Divya Gokulnath in 2011. A teacher turned entrepreneur, his vision is to bring high-quality, accessible, and personalized education to millions of students around the world. As a first-generation entrepreneur who has risen from the grassroots, Byju is also one of India’s biggest philanthropists in the field of education.To grow BYJU’S across the world, Byju Raveendran has so far raised nearly $6 billion in capital from more than 70 global investors including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Naspers Ltd., and Sequoia Capital India. Byju has a significant stake in BYJU'S - invested $400 million in BYJU’S in March 2022 in his personal capacity. BYJU’S is currently valued at $22 billion.Byju Raveendran has spearheaded some of the biggest acquisitions in India’s education andtechnology spaces - BYJU’S acquired India’s largest test prep company Aakash Educational Services in April 2021, Singapore-based upskilling firm Great Learning in July 2021 and Austrian Math-learning app GeoGebra in Dec 2021. He led the entry of BYJU’S in North America through several strategic acquisitions (Osmo, Epic, and Tynker). Under his leadership, BYJU’S has also expanded its product portfolio across the world, including US, UK, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and Australia.