Join Byju Raveendran as he dives into the making of BYJU'S at TechSparks 2021

At TechSparks 2021, YourStory’s annual flagship event, Byju Raveendran, Co-founder and CEO, BYJU’S, a major force behind the edtech revolution in India, will speak exclusively with YourStory Founder & CEO, Shradha Sharma, on the incredible journey till now and the road ahead.
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Good Morning,

It's not everyday that you get to see the phenomenal rise of a company that holds the distinction of being the most valued startup in India.

Valued at $16.5 billion, edtech decacorn BYJU'S has over 100 million downloads across 1701+ cities worldwide, with a 4.7+ app rating, along with 71 minutes average daily time spent.

At TechSparks 2021, YourStory’s annual flagship event, Byju Raveendran, Co-founder and CEO, BYJU’S, a major force behind the edtech revolution in India, will speak exclusively with YourStory Founder & CEO, Shradha Sharma, on the incredible journey till now and the road ahead. 

The six-day virtual event will be held between October 25 and October 30, and will see leaders discuss empowering and enabling the next generation of changemakers from India.

Catch Apple Inc. Co-founder Steve Wozniak who will share his all-encompassing vision for rethinking the future of everything in a post-pandemic world.

Also, India's internet pioneer Sanjeev Bhikchandani will talk about the joys and pains of being a first mover in various verticals of the internet business and identifying online business trends.

They will join leaders from the Indian startup ecosystem and around the globe, including:

  • Sriharsha Majety, Co-founder and CEO, Swiggy
  • Gaurav Munjal, Co-founder and CEO, Unacademy
  • Dr RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority ( CoWIN, AB - DM, AB PM-JAY)
  • Sameer Nigam, Co-founder, PhonePe
  • Sakshi Chopra, MD, Sequoia Capital
  • Varsha Tagore, MD, Qualcomm Ventures India
  • Kunal Kapoor, Co-founder, Ketto
  • Geetha Manjunath, Founder and CEO, Niramai
  • Ryan Hoover, Founder, Product Hunt, and many more. 

You can sign up for updates on TechSparks 2021 or to express your interest in partnerships and speaker opportunities here.


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Before you go, stay inspired with… 

Byju's Founder and CEO Byju Raveendran

“I am very bullish about what technology can do for the edtech sector. Active learners are key. It’s the awareness that we are trying to create and are truly convinced about.”

Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO, BYJU’s


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