BYJU’S - The Learning App is the popular brand name for Think and Learn Private Ltd., a Bangalore-based educational technology (edtech) and online tutoring firm.
It was founded in 2011 by Byju Raveendran at Bangalore, Karnataka, India. BYJU'S was the first investment in Asia from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. It is considered to be one among the only few Indian consumer startups that has gone global, particularly with the 2017 acquisition of TutorVista.
Their flagship product is a smartphone app named BYJU'S-The Learning App that has been available since August 2015. The App serves educational content mainly to school students from classes 4 to 12 (primary to higher secondary level education). The company trains students for competitive examinations in India such as IIT-JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS as well as for international examinations such as GRE and GMAT.
As per the company filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, BYJU’S became a unicorn and is valued at US$1 billion (INR 6,505 Crore) in March 2018. BYJU's has raised $540 million venture funds from Naspers and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in December 2018.