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India’s Edtech Opportunity

The mode of teaching in India transformed from oral recitations (Shruti), debates, manuscripts and gurukuls to the current smart-board based and tech-based platforms leveraging advanced technologies like deep-tech and AI to deliver personalized content.

The introduction of Right To Education (RTE) through the 86th constitutional amendment (in 2002) transformed the way education was perceived in India, both for the consumers and the businesses. The adult literacy rate of India leaped from 61% in 2001 to 74% in 2018. The emergence of startups like BYJU’s, SimpliLearn, Vedantu, Meritnation, etc. has played a yet important role in the given feat.

In light of the current pandemic, the lockdown has embraced a surge in demand for Edtech startups. Over 14 startups have raised funds since March of 2020, as we continue to notice the acceptance of tech in Education. But, despite the presence of only one unicorn in this sector, there is a space for innovation to find a reception here. Even the only EdTech unicorn of India has to spend quite a number of years to relish the current status. The counter-argument has been the lack of ability for a student to groom the interpersonal skills apart from the networking opportunities offered by the classroom courses. It has been reported that at least 4450 ed-tech startups have been launched in the country while only 4.17% of them were able to raise funds.

The heart of this surge is the US, with 43% of the world’s EdTech enterprises having their headquarters located in the USA. India has the second-highest number of EdTech startups, with 10% being located in the country. Brazil (9%), the UK (8%), and China (3%) all make it into the top 5 countries leading the way in EdTech.

Some of the VC firms that have made investments in Indian Edtech startups include:

Seed/ angel investors in India include:

NameLinkedIn
Vijay Shekhar Sharmawww.linkedin.com/in/vijayshekhar
Kunal Shah
Sriharsha Majetywww.linkedin.com/in/sriharsha-m-563aa217
Alok Mittalwww.linkedin.com/pub/alok-mittal/0/a/590
Rajan Anandanwww.linkedin.com/pub/rajan-anandan/14/1b8/248/en
Binny Bansalwww.linkedin.com/in/binnybansal
Kris Gopalakrishnanwww.linkedin.com/pub/kris-gopalakrishnan/50/499/10b
Girish Mathruboothamwww.linkedin.com/in/girish1
Bhavish Aggarwalwww.linkedin.com/in/bhavishaggarwal
Ankit Bhatiwww.linkedin.com/in/ankitbhati
Anupam Mittalwww.linkedin.com/pub/anupam-mittal/14/b01/4b3
Naveen Tewariwww.linkedin.com/in/naveentewari
Sujeet Kumarwww.linkedin.com/in/sujeet-kumar-90039b16
Bala Malladiwww.linkedin.com/pub/bala-malladi/2/371/95b
Ronnie Screwvalawww.linkedin.com/in/ronnie-screwvala-83133994
Ankit Nagoriwww.linkedin.com/in/ankitnagori
Ananth Narayananwww.linkedin.com/in/ananth-narayanan-09b724102
Jaydeep Barmanwww.linkedin.com/in/jaydeepbarman
Nikhil Vorawww.linkedin.com/pub/nikhil-vora/22/136/77
Anand Mahindra
Rohit Bansalwww.linkedin.com/in/rohitkbansal
Pallav Nadhaniwww.linkedin.com/in/pallavn
Mohandas Paiwww.linkedin.com/in/mohandaspai
Kunal Bahlwww.linkedin.com/in/kunalbahl
Ramakant Sharmawww.linkedin.com/in/sharmaramakant
Aloke Bajpaiwww.linkedin.com/in/alokebajpai
Anand Chandrasekaranwww.linkedin.com/in/anandc
Kanwaljit Singhwww.linkedin.com/in/singhkanwaljit
Arihant Patniwww.linkedin.com/in/arihantpatni
Aprameya Radhakrishnawww.linkedin.com/pub/aprameya-radhakrishna/10/857/250
Utsav Somaniwww.linkedin.com/in/utsavsomani
Aakrit Vaishwww.linkedin.com/in/aakrit
Mekin Maheshwariwww.linkedin.com/in/mekin
Gaurav Munjalwww.linkedin.com/in/gauravmunjal8
Ritesh Malikwww.linkedin.com/pub/dr-ritesh-malik/a/a87/877
Rahul Jaiminiwww.linkedin.com/in/rahuljaimini
Ravish Nareshwww.linkedin.com/in/ravish-naresh-72543359
Raghunandan Gwww.linkedin.com/pub/raghunandan-g/4/907/bba
Rajnish Kumarwww.linkedin.com/in/rajnishkumar
Sandeep Tandonwww.linkedin.com/in/satandon
Nandan Reddywww.linkedin.com/in/nandan-reddy-1830659
Phanindra Samawww.linkedin.com/in/phanisama
Rajul Gargwww.linkedin.com/in/rajulgarg
Sunil Kalrawww.linkedin.com/in/sunil-kalra-a129a621
Anirudh Damani
Aneesh Reddywww.linkedin.com/in/aneesh-reddy-38b176b
Pravin Gandhiwww.linkedin.com/in/pravin-gandhi-76b164
Samar Singlawww.linkedin.com/in/samarsingla
Roman Sainiwww.linkedin.com/in/romansaini
Lakshmi Narayananwww.linkedin.com/in/lakshmi-narayanan-1762573
Ravi Garikipatiwww.linkedin.com/in/ravigarikipati
Sumit Jainwww.linkedin.com/in/sumjain
Bhupinder Singhwww.linkedin.com/in/bhupinder-singh-54b03a106
Maheshwer Periwww.linkedin.com/in/maheshwer-peri-1723ba3b
Bikky Khoslawww.linkedin.com/in/bikky-khosla-46b23
Anand Ladsariyawww.linkedin.com/in/anand-ladsariya-02667113
Piyush Shahwww.linkedin.com/in/piyush-shah-0583412
Kashyap Deorahwww.linkedin.com/in/kdeorah
Haresh Chawlawww.linkedin.com/in/haresh-chawla-67886711b
Shankar Narayananwww.linkedin.com/in/shankar-narayanan-m-ab65ba7
Rahul Agarwallawww.linkedin.com/in/rahulagarwalla
Ashish Guptawww.linkedin.com/in/ashish-gupta-125b0b5
Amit Patniwww.linkedin.com/in/patniamit
Vikram Chachrawww.linkedin.com/in/vchachra
Hemant Kanakiawww.linkedin.com/pub/hemant-kanakia/0/40/484
Abhishek Rungtawww.linkedin.com/in/abhishekrungta
Srinivas Kolliparawww.linkedin.com/in/skollipara
Umang Kumarwww.linkedin.com/in/umang-kumar-a4768b2
Ravichandra Reddy Vakatiwww.linkedin.com/in/urstrulyvakati
Varun Khuranawww.linkedin.com/in/varunkhurana
Srikant Sastriwww.linkedin.com/in/srikantsastri1
Vikas Malpaniwww.linkedin.com/in/vikasmalpani
Mahesh Murthywww.linkedin.com/in/maheshmurthy
Abhishek Bhatewarawww.linkedin.com/in/abhishekbhatewara
Pushkar Singhwww.linkedin.com/in/pushkar90
Sandeep Maheshwari
Swati Nangalia Mehrawww.linkedin.com/in/swati-nangalia-mehra-cfa-49016916
Ameya Chandavarkarwww.linkedin.com/in/ameya-chandavarkar-938b3a3
Akshat Birlawww.linkedin.com/in/akshatbirla
Deepa Bhatiawww.linkedin.com/in/deepa-bhatia-a75ab76
Hemant Bharatramwww.linkedin.com/in/hemant-bharat-ram-3988992
Manish Aminwww.linkedin.com/in/manishamin24
Dewang Nerallawww.linkedin.com/in/dewangneralla
Abhimanyu Dhamijawww.linkedin.com/in/abhimanyu-dhamija-a034b521
KRS Jamwal
Dharmendra Yashovardhanwww.linkedin.com/in/yashovardhan
Samir Shahwww.linkedin.com/in/samir-shah-09a76547
Srini Koppoluwww.linkedin.com/in/srinikoppolu
Sitanshu Shahwww.linkedin.com/in/sdshah
Sheetal Birlawww.linkedin.com/in/sheetal-birla-8106564
Gautam Khannawww.linkedin.com/in/gkhcb
Saahil Bhatiawww.linkedin.com/in/saahilbhatia
Ramki Gaddipatiwww.linkedin.com/in/gramki
Abhinav Chhikarawww.linkedin.com/in/abhinavchhikara
Nitesh Damani
Hari Vasudevwww.linkedin.com/in/harivasudev
Subinder Khuranawww.linkedin.com/in/subinder
Rajesh Raiwww.linkedin.com/in/rrai1
Siddharth Anandwww.linkedin.com/in/siddharth-anand-689b0628
Vikas Choudhury
Pallav Pandeywww.linkedin.com/in/pallavpandey
Ravi Trivediwww.linkedin.com/in/trivediravi
Madan Padakiwww.linkedin.com/in/madanpadaki
Rohit Jainwww.linkedin.com/in/rohitrajjain
Rimpal Chawlawww.linkedin.com/in/rimpal-chawla-b73a98
Ishan Singhwww.linkedin.com/in/ishan-singh-4759b7
Hareesh Ramannawww.linkedin.com/in/hareeshramanna
Saravanan Sundaramoorthywww.linkedin.com/in/saraved6
Manoj Kumarwww.linkedin.com/in/mkbhatt
Ritesh dwivedywww.linkedin.com/in/ritesh-dwivedy-02a5601
Srikanth Karra
Harvinder Singh Bhatiawww.linkedin.com/in/harvinder-bhatia-491390
Jayant Mehrotrawww.linkedin.com/in/jayant-mehrotra-48bb90a7
Kanav Sachdevawww.linkedin.com/in/kanavs
Vibhor Mehrawww.linkedin.com/in/vibhor-mehra-ab62a41
Tashwinder Singh
Alok Sharmawww.linkedin.com/in/alok289
Radheshyam Agarwal
Vivek Subramanianwww.linkedin.com/pub/vivek-subramanian/9/927/293
Ajay Lakhotia
Munish Jauharwww.linkedin.com/in/mjauhar
Satya Narayananwww.linkedin.com/in/satyacl
Deepak Jainwww.linkedin.com/in/deepak-jain-81a4048
Vikram Upadhyayawww.linkedin.com/in/vikramupadhyaya
Vidyadhar Sarfarewww.linkedin.com/in/vidyadharsarfare
Taranjit Jaswalwww.linkedin.com/in/taranjit-jaswal-3542533
Satish Menonwww.linkedin.com/in/satish-menon-2a0b5018
NS Raghavan
Girish Vyasamudriwww.linkedin.com/in/girish-vyasamudri-284b3b1
Rajesh Navaneethamwww.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-navaneetham-b549951
Nirav Panchmatiawww.linkedin.com/in/niravpanchmatia
Swami Shrikanthanand
Karan Singhwww.linkedin.com/in/karan-singh-deol
Neville Mody
Apurv Dhumalwww.linkedin.com/in/apurvdhumal
Vinay Kumar Bansal
Arjun Singhwww.linkedin.com/in/arjun-singh-deol
ARVIND JHA
Kunwar Rizwanwww.linkedin.com/in/kunwar-rizwan-59b590153
Pradeep Sethiwww.linkedin.com/in/dr-pradeep-sethi-01711718
Dr. Prasad Kaipa
Aseem Sood
Amit Rambhiawww.linkedin.com/in/amitrambhia
Ravinder Sharma
Rajendra Gogri
Rajesh Butta
Suman Duttawww.linkedin.com/in/sumandutta

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