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  • Startups need to make money organically, not by putting ads: Nandan Nilekani Aug 16, 2022 06:50 PM IST

    Startups need to make money organically, not by putting ads: Nandan Nilekani

    The Infosys chairman’s comments on profitability come at a time when venture capital and private equity firms, investment bankers and veterans are advising startups to prioritise profitability over growth

  • Meet PhysicsWallah founder Alakh Pandey: I am like an unstable atom, hum hain toh insaan Aug 16, 2022 11:20 AM IST

    Meet PhysicsWallah founder Alakh Pandey: I am like an unstable atom, hum hain toh insaan

    Meet the tuition teacher turned entrepreneur Alakh Pandey, the co-founder and CEO of PhysicsWallah, which became a unicorn in its first round. PhysicsWallah, which offers tutoring on subjects such as physics, math, biology, and economics, is hugely popular among JEE and NEET aspirants. Disruptive pricing and Alakh's unique approach to teaching has catapulted PhysicsWallah's popularity in recent years. On this episode of Bits to Billions, Pandey opens up on life after becoming a unicorn, his struggle and back story, why he is hatke as a founder and does not conform to stereotypes, the 75 crore offer that he refused, competition, what is next for Alakh Pandey and a motivating message for students

  • Notes from Kota | Teachers have last laugh, get fat hikes as poaching intensifies at India’s coaching capital Jul 28, 2022 07:19 AM IST

    Notes from Kota | Teachers have last laugh, get fat hikes as poaching intensifies at India’s coaching capital

    The total number of IIT aspirants this year is expected to top 22 lakh. But, with only 16,000 seats available across India’s 23 IITs, competition for every seat is intense. And since Kota churns out a large number of successful IIT aspirants every year, demand for the town’s classes and teachers has jumped post the pandemic.

  • Notes from Kota | A day in the life of a teenage student in India's education capital Jul 27, 2022 08:00 AM IST

    Notes from Kota | A day in the life of a teenage student in India's education capital

    Rahul’s story is a microcosm of lakhs of students who flock to Kota every year, with dreams of cracking competitive examinations that will guarantee them a place in a leading engineering or medical institution.

  • Notes from Kota: As edtechs slug it out, India’s coaching capital is the ultimate winner Jul 26, 2022 10:39 AM IST

    Notes from Kota: As edtechs slug it out, India’s coaching capital is the ultimate winner

    In this special series, Moneycontrol goes to ground zero to find out how a small town in Rajasthan became one of India’s biggest education hubs.

  • Exclusive | WestBridge Capital raises $1.5 billion in largest-ever commitment for Indian companies Jul 21, 2022 07:04 AM IST

    Exclusive | WestBridge Capital raises $1.5 billion in largest-ever commitment for Indian companies

    Westbridge Capital joins a growing list of PE and venture capital (VC) firms to raise large funds for India-focused companies

  • Vedantu joins Byju's, Unacademy, PhysicsWallah to open offline centre Jun 30, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    Vedantu joins Byju's, Unacademy, PhysicsWallah to open offline centre

    Vedantu joins a growing list of edtech unicorns to open offline tuition cetres. SoftBank-backed Unacademy, Byju's and Physicswallah have opened offline tuition classes across the country in a bid to capitalise on rising demand for offline coaching with the pandemic situation normalising.

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon Jun 07, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon

    Our specially curated package of the most interesting articles of the day will help you stay at the top of your game.

  • PhysicsWallah raises $100 million from Westbridge, GSV Ventures, joins unicorn club Jun 07, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    PhysicsWallah raises $100 million from Westbridge, GSV Ventures, joins unicorn club

    PhysicsWallah raised the money at $1.1 billion valuation, becoming India's 101st unicorn, the company said. PhysicsWallah said it plans to use the funds for business expansion, branding, opening more offline learning centres, and introducing more course offerings, the company added.

  • Layoffs, restructuring, slowdown: India’s edtech firms are struggling post-pandemic Jun 06, 2022 12:13 PM IST

    Layoffs, restructuring, slowdown: India’s edtech firms are struggling post-pandemic

    The slowing demand for technology-based education services, coupled with the much-talked-about funding winter, has had a domino effect on India's thriving edtech companies, forcing them to lay off employees, go slow on expansion, cut down excess spends and explore newer revenue streams. Some edtech companies have even shut operations

  • Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7 May 29, 2022 07:15 AM IST

    Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7

    A daily round-up of the most interesting articles to help jump-start the day.

  • He rejected an offer from Unacademy and now runs an edtech worth a billion dollars: Meet PhysicsWallah’s Alakh Pandey May 28, 2022 08:50 AM IST

    He rejected an offer from Unacademy and now runs an edtech worth a billion dollars: Meet PhysicsWallah’s Alakh Pandey

    "My students inspire me, that’s what keeps me going," says the PhysicsWallah cofounder who shunned an offer worth millions

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