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From college dropout to leading unicorn startup: PhysicsWallah CEO Alakh Pandey’s success story

With its newly-secured $100 million funding, Edtech startup Physics Wallah is looking to expand its business by opening more offline centres and introducing courses in vernacular languages

June 09, 2022 / 08:59 AM IST
It is Alakh Pandey’s love for teaching that evolved into a successful enterprise.

It is Alakh Pandey’s love for teaching that evolved into a successful enterprise.

Edtech startup PhysicaWallah has raised $100 million in Series A Funding, becoming a part of the list of unicorns in India. The company and its CEO Alakh Pandey have had quite a journey.

It is Alakh Pandey’s love for teaching that evolved into a successful enterprise. When he was in school himself, Pandey start tutoring younger students to support his family amid financial difficulties, Twitter user Shreyans Singh, who frequently tweets about startups, wrote in a thread on June 8.

Pandey, who hails from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, dropped out of college in his third year to teach physics at an institute in Kanpur.