Byju's founder Byju Raveendran has been married to Divya Gokulnath for over a decade and couple are parents to two sons.
Byju’s founder Byju Raveendran addressed the Messi controversy while speaking at the India Today Conclave 2023.
Byju Raveendran said, 'She (Divya Gokulnath) used to stay back and ask a lot of questions so she got noticed and I don’t know when it changed and we became life partners.'
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Gokulnath's optimism about the hybrid learning model comes at a time when Byju's is looking to expand its offline footprint by opening more hybrid centres, owing to dwindling demand for pureplay online learning, which was the company's mainstay until last year.
Gokulnath’s comments on the IEC improving advertising standards come at a time when her company, Byju’s, has come under fire for alleged mis-selling of courses from parents and students.
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Byju's has laid off employees from the engineering, sales, logistics, marketing and communications teams, at least three people familiar with the matter told Moneycontrol.
Byju's has laid off another 1,000-1,200 employees, as the world's most-valued edtech company seeks to bring down costs amid slower revenue growth and a worsening funding winter.
None of the employees were told about the layoffs over mail, as emails tend to get leaked, sources said. Byju's rather told employees over normal and WhatsaApp calls to join a call over Google Meet and were informed about the layoffs there, sources said
Byju Raveendran said that the company is experiencing continued momentum in demand for its core business, which is online K-12 learning, even as some of the company's closest competitors are witnessing slower growth following the pandemic.
In a chat with Moneycontrol, Bjyu’s founder Byju Raveendran and co-founder Divya Gokulnath exuded confidence about turning profitable on a company level over the next quarter. They also spoke about exiting some branding contracts to optimise costs.
Byju's currently has three large branding partnerships with the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), ICC (International Cricket Council), and FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) that will be up for renewal, but the company will not renew any of them, according to co-founder and CEO Byju Raveendran.
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Raveendran also claimed that by the end of this quarter or by the next quarter FY24, Byju's will turn profitable on a company level
The change in sales strategy for Byju's follows the company's meetings with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in December, where the company was asked by the child rights' body to make necessary changes to its sales tactics amid complaints of mis-selling and over-selling.
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The creditors have until Tuesday to sign a forbearance agreement, which will give the company time till Feb. 10 to negotiate broader terms on the term loan, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information isn’t public.
The BCCI top brass deliberated on the two subjects for more than an hour in the emergent meeting of the Apex Council on Monday. It was a virtual meeting.
Byju's wants to terminate its agreement with the BCCI but in the meeting held last month, the board had asked the edtech major to continue at least until March 2023.