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  • LinkedIn's top startups 2022 list: Kunal Shah, Prafull Billore and others react on being included Sep 28, 2022 03:50 PM IST

    LinkedIn's top startups 2022 list: Kunal Shah, Prafull Billore and others react on being included

    For the criteria deployed to compile this year's list, LinkedIn looked at platform data from July 2021 to June 2022 across four pillars. Read more to find out

  • CRED, upGrad & Groww top start-ups list in India for this year Sep 28, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    CRED, upGrad & Groww top start-ups list in India for this year

    Topping this year's list is unified payments interface CRED. Valued at USD 6.4 billion, this young start-up maintained its podium position on the LinkedIn Top Startups list, moving from the third spot in 2021 to number one in 2022.

  • A difficult candidate test, broken job promises and refund dispute: Unacademy’s Relevel comes under fire Sep 22, 2022 06:49 AM IST

    A difficult candidate test, broken job promises and refund dispute: Unacademy’s Relevel comes under fire

    With the growth engine sputtering, funding slowing down and the spectre of regulation looming large, there are many curveballs that Unacademy and its peers will have to grapple with in the coming months. At a time like this, Gaurav Munjal has been extremely bullish on Relevel

  • Edtech unicorn upGrad acquires corporate training startup Centum Learning Sep 15, 2022 12:28 PM IST

    Edtech unicorn upGrad acquires corporate training startup Centum Learning

    In a recent interview with Moneycontrol, Kumar said the company’s strategy behind the acquisition spree is creating a lifelong learning journey for their users, which starts from post-K through 12 (post-kindergarten to 12th grade) to the 55-60 age group.

  • TCS, Wipro and HCL closely monitor situation amid Bengaluru rains, caution employees Sep 06, 2022 06:59 PM IST

    TCS, Wipro and HCL closely monitor situation amid Bengaluru rains, caution employees

    Wipro is invoking plans to continue business while TCS has internally cautioned delivery teams to ensure safety.

  • Edtech unicorn upGrad increases ESOP pool size  Aug 23, 2022 02:49 PM IST

    Edtech unicorn upGrad increases ESOP pool size 

    upGrad has increased the ESOP pool size to 25,25,810 shares from 22,25,810 shares, the regulatory filings showed.

  • How upGrad’s co-founder Mayank Kumar raised one of India’s largest funding rounds this year amid edtech slowdown Aug 23, 2022 07:52 AM IST

    How upGrad’s co-founder Mayank Kumar raised one of India’s largest funding rounds this year amid edtech slowdown

  • upGrad appoints Myleeta AgaWilliams as chief executive officer of international operations Aug 17, 2022 01:23 PM IST

    upGrad appoints Myleeta AgaWilliams as chief executive officer of international operations

    Myleeta AgaWilliams will be responsible for managing end-to-end international operations and creating region-specific product pipelines.

  • upGrad raises $210 million at $2.25 billion valuation in round led by ETS Global, Bodhi Tree Aug 08, 2022 10:07 AM IST

    upGrad raises $210 million at $2.25 billion valuation in round led by ETS Global, Bodhi Tree

    upGrad's multi-million dollar fundraise and aggressive hiring plans come at a time when edtech companies in India including some of the highest-valued unicorns like Unacademy, Byju's and Vedantu are firing hundreds of employees amid a decline in demand for their services

  • Edtech unicorn upGrad acquires test-prep platform Exampur Aug 02, 2022 02:27 PM IST

    Edtech unicorn upGrad acquires test-prep platform Exampur

    In July, UpGrad Rekrut, a subsidiary of the edtech unicorn, acquired recruitment and staffing firm Wolves India

  • UpGrad acquires Harappa Education for Rs 300 crore Jul 22, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    UpGrad acquires Harappa Education for Rs 300 crore

    Co-founders and shareholders of Harappa Education will join UpGrad's cap table

  • Edtech unicorn upGrad acquires recruitment firm Wolves India Jul 14, 2022 11:20 AM IST

    Edtech unicorn upGrad acquires recruitment firm Wolves India

    Wolves India will operate independently as a subsidiary of upGrad Rekrut and strengthen its tech placement portfolio, upGrad said in a statement

  • We are building a company to outlast many others: Ronnie Screwvala of UpGrad on Bits to Billions Jul 14, 2022 10:38 AM IST

    We are building a company to outlast many others: Ronnie Screwvala of UpGrad on Bits to Billions

    Founded by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar and Phalgun Kompalli, upGrad is one of India's leading unicorns in the higher education and upskilling space. Screwvala says he is building a company that will outlast several of its peers as startup “winter” deepens. On this episode of Bits to Billions, Screwvala and Kumar also speak about why upGrad will weather the edtech storm and how upskilling and higher education thrive in a bleak job market

  • We are building a company to outlast many others: UpGrad co-founder Ronnie Screwvala Jul 13, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    We are building a company to outlast many others: UpGrad co-founder Ronnie Screwvala

    As rivals go for mass sackings and restructuring, Ronnie Screwvala’s upGrad plans to hire around 3,000 people to increase its workforce to around 6,500-7,000 by August

  • We are hiring as tailwinds blow behind us: upGrad cofounder Mayank Kumar  Jul 13, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    We are hiring as tailwinds blow behind us: upGrad cofounder Mayank Kumar 

    Kumar’s remarks come at a time when edtechs in India have been roiled by layoffs and funding crunch. Kumar believes upGrad is largely insulated from the storm since professionals turn to upskilling in a bleak job market.

  • Weekly Funding Wrap | Upgrad nearly doubles valuation to $2.25 billion; startups raise $421 million in total Jun 17, 2022 07:46 PM IST

    Weekly Funding Wrap | Upgrad nearly doubles valuation to $2.25 billion; startups raise $421 million in total

    A total of $421 million was raised by startups in the week of June 10 to 17, 2022.

  • Edtech unicorn Upgrad doubles valuation to $2.25 billion Jun 16, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    Edtech unicorn Upgrad doubles valuation to $2.25 billion

    India’s UpGrad Education Pvt, founded by Ronnie Screwvala, increased its valuation to $2.25 billion in the round that included billionaire James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems LLC and US testing and assessment provider Educational Testing Service, according to a person familiar with the deal.

  • Former upGrad exec-founded VC firm, All in Capital launches $10 mn new fund Jun 09, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    Former upGrad exec-founded VC firm, All in Capital launches $10 mn new fund

    Bhagia named Co-founder and COO of Share Chat, Faris Ahsan, and Meesho Co-founders Vidit Aatrey and Sanjeev Barnwal, among others as members of the community of founders who will work with the VC fund.

  • 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

  • upGrad to hire 3,000 people in three months, close to securing fresh funding Jun 01, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    upGrad to hire 3,000 people in three months, close to securing fresh funding

    upGrad announced on Wednesday that it plans to hire roughly 3,000 workers in the next three months and is close to getting new finance, bucking the trend of layoffs in the edtech sector due to a financial shortage. Ronnie Screwvala, the business's chairperson and co-founder, told PTI.

  • Tiger Global-backed edtech firm Scaler readies $50-million M&A arsenal May 31, 2022 12:45 PM IST

    Tiger Global-backed edtech firm Scaler readies $50-million M&A arsenal

    Abhimanyu Saxena, Scaler's co-founder, said that company's strategy behind its potential acquisitions will be largely revolving around aquihiring and distribution of its courses.

  • 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

  • #MCAtDavos: No funding freeze for good startups: Ronnie Screwvala, Chairperson & Co-Founder, upGrad May 25, 2022 12:05 PM IST

    #MCAtDavos: No funding freeze for good startups: Ronnie Screwvala, Chairperson & Co-Founder, upGrad

    Moneycontrol in conversation with Ronnie Screwvala on startup funding freeze, excessive capital in the ed-tech space, and why India is at the cusp of a reskilling revolution. Watch the video for more.

  • Storyboard18 | upGrad's Arjun Mohan: Post-appraisal season is a great time for us to start talking to our customers May 04, 2022 08:27 AM IST

    Storyboard18 | upGrad's Arjun Mohan: Post-appraisal season is a great time for us to start talking to our customers

    upGrad CEO Arjun Mohan on timing the edtech brand's campaigns to coincide with appraisal time, moving to the next phase with vertical-based marketing and more.

  • Edtech sector creates 75,000 jobs in five years: IEC Feb 08, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    Edtech sector creates 75,000 jobs in five years: IEC

    As investment and recognition increase, edtech companies are looking forward to creating an inclusive job environment for millions of talented Indians.

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