Byju Raveendran

Byju Raveendran is an Indian entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Byju’s. He is the founder of edutech start-up Byju’s. Son of physics and mathematics teachers from Azhikode village in Kannur district of Kerala, Raveendran is a former teacher who turned an entrepreneur. An engineering graduate, he started teaching maths to friends (and whoever else wanted to learn) after spending a couple of years at a shipping company. He set up Think & Learn in 2011, to offer online lessons, before launching his main app in 2015. In 2018, Byju Raveendran won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Startup category). He created the learning app “Byju’s-The Learning App”, and it is the only startup in Asia which is funded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife’s foundation- the “Chan Zuckerberg Initiative”

Raveendran’s start-up Byju’s runs on a freemium model and trains students for various Indian examinations like IIT-JEE, NEET, CAT, and IAS, as well as international ones such as GRE and GMAT. In July 2019 Byju’s acquired Indian cricket team jersey rights.
Today, Byju’s has grown into the world’s most successful edutech start-ups with 33 million users and 2.2 million paid subscribers. According to data available as of July 2019, its valuation has quadrupled in the past year. That also makes it one of the top five most-valuable internet companies in the country. The present value of this unicorn company is $3.6 billion. The Byju’s app has become a business case at Harvard Business School. It has received several awards, including the Business Standard Annual Award for Corporate Excellence (2018).
Byju Raveendran Bio
Byju Raveendran
Net Worth: $6 Billion
Hometown: Azhikode, Kerala
Age: 40 Years
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Teacher
Famous ForFounder of the Byju Learning App
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear 1980
Age (as in 2021)40 Years
BirthplaceAzhikode, Kerala
HometownAzhikode, Kerala
SchoolA local school of Azhikode, Kerala
College/UniversityGovernment Engineering College, Kannur, Kerala
Educational QualificationB.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
CasteNot Known
HobbiesPlaying Football, Cricket, and Table Tennis
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsDivya Gokulnath
Wife/SpouseDivya Gokulnath
ChildrenSon- Nish
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Raveendran (Physics Teacher)
Mother- Shobhanavalli (Mathematics Teacher)
SiblingsBrother- Riju (Younger; Director at Byju's)
Sister- None
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$1 Billion (as in 2019)

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