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
Vedang R. Vatsa

IT & Management Consultant