India’s Vedantu not in talks to sell to Byju’s, top exec says

Indian online learning platform Vedantu is not in talks to sell the firm to edtech giant Byju’s, a top executive said on Friday. A report on Friday by Indian news outlet Entrackr said Byju’s had offered $700 million to $800 million to acquire Bangalore-based Vedantu, which counts Accel and GGV Capital among its investors. In …

WhiteHat Jr founder departs a year after selling to Byju’s

Karan Bajaj, the founder and chief executive of WhiteHat Jr, is leaving the firm a year after selling the startup for $300 million to Indian edtech giant Byju’s. In an email to employees on Wednesday, Bajaj and Byju’s founder and chief executive Byju Raveendran said the departure follows a “mutually decided” decision made at the …

Apple’s digital student IDs are coming to Canada and more US schools

With the start of a new school year quickly approaching, Apple is once again expanding the availability of its contactless student IDs. Following an initial rollout in 2018 and subsequent expansions since, the software is making its way to Canada for the first time. In 2021, the University of New Brunswick and Sheridan College outside …

Indian edtech Unacademy valued at $3.44 billion in $440 million fundraise

Unacademy has raised $440 million in a new financing round as the Indian online learning startup looks to expand into multiple additional categories. Temasek led the Bangalore-based startup’s new financing round while Mirae Asset and existing investors including SoftBank Vision Fund 2, General Atlantic, Tiger Global as well as Zomato co-founder and chief executive Deepinder …

All Raise launches virtual bootcamp for women and nonbinary founders

More doesn’t necessarily mean better — and that’s a lesson for life and for tech. To focus on the latter, the startup ecosystem is experiencing a boggling influx of capital right now. However, the increase in dollars isn’t being evenly distributed to all founders. For the vast majority of people, especially women and nonbinary entrepreneurs, …