Edtech startup Unacademy acquires programming platform Codechef

As a part of the Unacademy Group, Codechef will double down on its mission on creating the best coding platform along with high-quality free courses.

19th Jun 2020
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Gaurav Munjal, Founder of edtech startup Unacademy, recently took to Twitter to announce the acquisition of online programming platform Codechef.


Gaurav Munjal

Gaurav Munjal




Codechef was started in 2009 by Bhavin Turakhia, Founder and CEO of Flock, Radix and Zeta, as a part of Directi. It was developed as a platform to help programmers enhance their skills and create a community. Moving forward, Codechef will be under the umbrella of Unacademy, instead of Directi.


In a blog post, Anup Kalbalia, Business Unit Head at Codechef, said:


"He (Bhavin) has remained an unwavering guide and sponsor for us, doing everything possible to better the coding community."



Gaurav tweeted:


"As a part of the Unacademy Group, Codechef will double down on its mission and on creating the best coding platform along with high quality free courses for students to learn programming."


Gaurav further announced that Bhavin, who has been a Board Member at the Unacedemy Group since 2017, will be more involved in Unacademy with this change in custodianship of Codechef. Additionally, going ahead, Anup shall continue leading the Codechef team.


According to Anup's blog, Gaurav was an avid coder and a Codechef user during his college years and was also a part of our Codechef team in 2013 before working on his own ventures. 


Anup wrote, "While Unacademy is the new custodian of Codechef, it will not change any of Codechef’s initiatives. All our existing programmes and contests will continue to remain exactly as they are, and will only grow better in our new home. This change in custodianship will mean that we have access to greater resources, teams, technology, platforms and capital. "


(Edited by Teja Lele Desai)

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